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how to buy an entire work wardrobe with no money - guide to affordable office attireIt’s a common problem for people just starting out — you may need to buy an entire work wardrobe with no money or an extremely limited budget. Short of relying on the kindness of parents (or using credit cards — please resist the urge to go into debt to build your work wardrobe!), what’s a person to do? Whether it’s for an internship or a new job, let’s talk about it: what are your best tips on how to buy an entire work wardrobe with no money? Where can you cut — and where can you save? A fun question for today: what did your very first work wardrobe look like — did you have a strict budget? Did you buy it in one trip to the mall or over a series of weeks or months? 

The Guiding Principles: Know Your Office — and Let Your Work Speak Louder Than Your Clothes

If you’re just starting out at a new office, you don’t “know your office” — that’s the trick. You may THINK you know your office. But really you’ve got to work there for a week or two to get a feel for how people dress for work, what’s usual, what’s off limits or eyebrow-raising. The whole goal of buying a working wardrobe when you’re starting out is to let your WORK speak louder than your clothes. So in the beginning, you want to stick to the “safe” options that are appropriate for work at even the most conservative of places, and focus on doing a great job on your work. This isn’t to say you have to look frumpy or boring — think sleek, classic, polished, timeless.

Note that “business casual attire” can be even more complicated than conservative office attire because the margin for error is wider. You can check out our Ultimate Guide to Business Casual for Women, but when in doubt your best bet from a budget perspective is to buy more conservative options at first if you’re trying to buy an entire work wardrobe with no money. (This goes double if you’re just interning and might some day be working in a conservative office.)

Assess Your Existing Wardrobe: Know What You Can’t Wear to Work

Before we talk about what you need to buy, let’s talk about what you’ve already got — which may be easiest by going through what you can’t wear to a conservative office (and may not even be able to wear to some business casual offices depending on geography and industry). So: these are the items you shouldn’t wear to work until you know it better: graphic t-shirts, hoodies, ripped denim, maxi skirts and dresses, mini skirts and dresses (if it’s more than 5″ above your knee it’s way too short), spaghetti-strap camisoles (really anything that shows your bra or requires a special bra), jogger pants, cargo pants, and anything exposing your back or midriff. (See more discussions on what not to wear to work here.)

So…. what’s left? If that is literally your entire wardrobe, let’s look at your t-shirts or blouses — if any of them are too fancy to work out in (polo shirt, polyester floral t-shirt, etc) then you can probably wear them to the office. Look at your accessories: do you have closed-toe shoes that aren’t sneakers? Belts? Jewelry? You may want to look at the colors and metals in what you’ve already got — if everything you have is silver-toned and you’re not an expert in mixing metals, you may just want to stick with silver-toned stuff for accessories. If you have a bright red necklace you love, consider making that one of your accent colors (see below).how to buy an entire work wardrobe with no money tight budget The rest of the blanks you’ll have to fill with affordable office attire and some intentional shopping.

Your Initial Shop: WHAT and HOW MUCH to Buy

You really don’t need that many pieces to have a professional wardrobe, and if you’re trying to buy an entire work wardrobe with no money, it’s better to have fewer pieces to start. In your initial shop, buy enough clothes for 7 or 8 days of work, and look for pieces that you can mix and match so by the time you rewear the same pants to the office you’re wearing them with a different top. (It may be a bit weird if you wear the exact same outfit to work repeatedly, but mixing and matching, as well as a wardrobe full of neutrals, is just part of the game.) Reassess after you’ve worn everything to the office once. To that end, go for quality over quantity — if you’re building your work wardrobe you should look for classic pieces that you think will last you for a few years, and use fast/cheap fashion sparingly to add trendier pieces. You may want to check out our work outfit challenge, or our post on how to build a capsule wardrobe for work (one suggested wardrobe for a conservative office below) — note that all of these pieces can be mixed and matched, and if you need to transition from a conservative office to a more casual one, just the addition of one pair of dark rinse denim and a pair of funky shoes can go a long way towards bridging the gap.

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If you need a suit that will probably be the biggest expenditure, so make sure you can wear the blazer, skirt, dress, and pants all as separates as well as together as a suit. For a business casual office, though, all you may need are separates. My best advice is to pick a neutral base (black or gray will probably easiest) and then a few accent colors (red, light blue, and white for example) and buy within those accent colors. Everything should work together; you shouldn’t have any closet singletons.

An initial shopping list might look like this — note that if you’ve already got a suit you may already have some of these pieces:

  • 1-2 pairs of nice trousers in a neutral color (not too tight, not too loose)
  • at least one skirt in a neutral color that isn’t too short
  • a neutral dress in a flattering shape – no special bra required! Sheath, shift, or fit & flare are the most common.
  • 4-6 nice tops (you can go for a basic t-shirt here or sweater here! — they just have to fit well and not be washed out or workout wear
  • 2-3 toppers: cardigan, jardigan or blazers
  • 1-3 accessories: a watch, a scarf, a necklace you love — I’d go with necklaces to make the biggest impact on your wardrobe
  • 1-2 pairs of neutral, classic shoes you can walk in — for my $ .02 I’d argue one pair of heels and 1 pair of flats, but that’s me. You always want to be able to let your shoes “breathe” for a day between wearings so you should be able to alternate.

Where to Buy Affordable Office Attire: Stores, Thrifting, and More

Fast fashion is everywhere these days, and if you really have to buy your entire work wardrobe at one of those spots, so be it — but don’t get carried away and get 100 pieces because everything’s so cheap. (I would suggest shops like Express, Uniqlo, Old Navy for reliable basics — H&M, Topshop and Zara can be hit or miss in terms of what’s too trendy or youthful for a conservative office.) You may want to check out our regular series, How to Build a Work Wardrobe At… to see which are the best-sellers/reader favorites/repeat classics from the various workwear stores.

If you are REALLY working with an extreme budget — and truly are wondering how to buy an entire work wardrobe with no money — look to thrift stores and eBay — sometimes you can buy an entire work wardrobe that someone’s outgrown or no longer needs in a single lot. Don’t forget your friends, either — if you all graduate together and then start work together soon, odds are good everyone will have some hits and misses. Schedule a closet swap party for a few months in so you can swap the misses out early.

How to Pay For Your New Work Wardrobe

I would argue that you should NEVER go into debt to buy a bunch of new clothes — don’t put it on a credit card and figure you’ll pay it off later! If you can start early, one way to make a big spend less painful is to put aside a little bit of money each week or month so that it builds up over time. If you put $ 20 away each week you’d have $ 520 in six months. If that’s your budget, you can still buy a work wardrobe for that first year of working, but it will likely be very much on the minimal/capsule side.

Readers, what are your best tips on how to buy an entire work wardrobe with no money? What are your favorite spots for affordable office attire? Do you have any hacks or tricks for building an entirely new wardrobe on a very tight budget? 

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It's a really common problem if you're just starting a new job or internship: you're hunting for affordable office attire and wondering how to buy an entire work wardrobe with no money or an extremely tight budget. We rounded up our best tips for buying a work wardrobe on a tight budget, a mini shopping list for your initial shop, a few notes on quality vs quantity, and suggestions of the best work stores for affordable office attire.

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What To Wear To The Office – Dressing for Work

In most offices today, business casual is a firmly rooted dress code. As far as dressing for the office goes, a lot depends on the culture but over the years, things have changed dramatically and today, we go through the decades and we will give you a specific rundown of what items to wear, what not to wear, and particularly, what shoes you can focus on.

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In the last thirty years, the formality scale has dropped dramatically and today, probably just 1/10 office workers wear a full suit. As with many trends in menswear, the World Wars set a huge impact on style and dress codes for the office and it usually meant that it was more casual or at least, more utilitarian.

Office Wear Through The Years

1950

1950’s

In the 1950’s, there was a post-war boom, materials were again plentiful at least in the US, and so people wore suits, white dress shirts, ties, and proper oxfords. The classic black cap toe oxford was definitely a staple shoe at the time.

Of course, characters like James Dean popularized a much more casual and youthful look with undershirts, however, that did not catch on in the office. If you wanted to work at a proper office, you could not show up dressed like James Dean.

1960

1960’s

During the 1960s, the mod style had a heavy influence. Nevertheless, people still wore suits. In terms of style, you could see that lapels got narrower and so did the ties. Trousers usually had huge cuffs or turn-ups, or sometimes an excess of two inches. The big casualty during this decade is the hat. Also worn by older gentlemen who consider the hat to be an essential part of their business wardrobe, younger men simply went without it.

1960s

Of course, the 60’s were great for fantastic menswear fabrics that were heavier and not as soft as they are today. At the same time, they drape really well. At the same time, man-made materials were becoming a lot more popular so you would see nylon, polyester, and all kinds of other things blended into classic menswear which eventually would fade again but at that time, it was a bit tight and was very popular to have artificial fibers in your business wardrobe. The style influencers at the time, just like the Beatles, still wore suits, dress shirts, and ties.

1970

1970’s

In the 1970’s, the disco and hippie style dominated men’s fashion and that even had an influx on the office. People still wore suits but they had a lot bolder patterns, lapels had gotten wider, colors were a lot bolder, and everything was different. Lanvin, Pierre Cardin, or Yves Saint Laurent were really popular designers and would oftentimes license their name to have suits produced even for the American market.

1970s

In the early 70’s, you’d still see flare pants but by the end, they became more European and slimmed down. The ties were longer and much wider and the rise of pants was much lower. In terms of shoes, the derby shoe became more popular now but in very traditional white-collar environments, you would still see the black cap toe oxford as the dominant business shoe.

1980

1980’s

In the 80’s, things changed a bit again. Designers like Giorgio Armani created a more unstructured suit that was quite wide, the gorge of the lapel was low, and eventually, the power suit became really popular. Just think of Wall Street, in the US, Ralph Lauren also became really popular and he always had a taste for wider ties and wider lapels. Shirts were oftentimes Winchester shirts that had bold stripes, colored combinations that resembled the typical power style.

Michael Douglas wearing a Winchester shirt

Michael Douglas wearing a Winchester shirt

The classic office shoe was still the black cap toe oxford, sometimes you would see black derbys, or things like Gucci loafers in black. Even though you had power suits on the one hand, on the other hand, combinations became much more acceptable for office wear. Also, TV shows like Miami Vice popularized the style of wearing a t-shirt with a jacket on top. Obviously, this was not worn to the office but it showed the desire to casualize a formal wardrobe.

1990s

1990’s

The 1990’s were definitely the heyday of office wear and men’s fashion. Vogue declared the end of the era of the power suit and things became a lot more casual. In the US, casual Friday became a lot more popular and people who quit the traditional jobs and started working on tech startups in Silicon Valley really changed the way people dressed to the office.

1990

Everything became more casual and not wearing a suit was a traditional F.U. to the classic establishment and the way they dress. In terms of shoes, you could still see anything from the classic black cap toe oxford in a law firm, for example, all the way to New Balance sneakers with tech startups.

2000s

2000’s

In the 2000’s, the influence of the Silicon Valley further increased. New generations were not interested in wearing business suits, they were not used to wearing suits, and they certainly don’t want to wear it to the office. Fast fashion started to dominate the retail world and so quick turnover of many different seasons and trends with very low quality and very little substance became mainstream.

Atte Rytkönen from Dress Like A with jeans and a gray jacket.

Atte Rytkönen from Dress Like A with jeans and a gray jacket.

Also, jeans or denim have become universally acceptable no matter whether you go to church or at a fine restaurant. In the early 2000’s, jackets became a lot shorter and suits became a lot slimmer. A very popular shoe in the US for business was the tassel loafer and even today, you can find men who are about to retire wearing the same 90’s suits that are quite wide in cut with their sometimes brown or oxblood or black tassel loafers.

In terms of shoes, the tassel loafer from the 90’s became less and less popular and you found a lot more shoe companies that used the internet to bring shoes from the manufacturer directly to the consumer, thus cutting off the middleman, and saving the consumer quite a bit of money. One of those companies is Ace Marks.

 

 

Today in most office environments, business casual and casual Friday is the most prevalent dress code. At the same time, a lot of people don’t really understand what it means, specifically. The boundaries between work and office have been blurred; we find a lot more working from home now and working outside the office. At the same time, surveys indicate that 1/2 of senior level management thinks that their employees dress too casually. So some men are really into dressing up and they love it when they can wear suits to the office while others would rather wear sweatpants.

Overall, I think there are more men interested in classic men’s clothing and dressing up today than they were 10-15 years ago.

Fast Fashion labels

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What To Wear To The Office

The Plus & Minus Rule

A lot of it depends on your workplace and the culture there. That being said, we are big supporters of the plus and minus rule. So, don’t just look at what the employee handbook says but actually observe what people are wearing.

Ideally, you want to stay within one step above what people wear. You don’t want to step below because it definitely has an impact, people see it, and they will judge you maybe just subconsciously.

You’ve probably heard of the old saying “Don’t dress for the job you have but for the job you want.”. That as a caveat, many CEOs today dress very casually because they are already at the top of the company and they don’t have to impress anyone. At the same time, if you have client contact and you want others to respect you at the office, dressing well and dressing a step up is important.

Now that being said, sometimes your manager or superior can feel threatened if you outdress them so that is one aspect to keep in mind. You do not want to offend people and hurt your chances of climbing the ladders simply because they feel threatened by the way you dress. Honestly, if that happens at your workplace, it’s probably time to change jobs anyway because that is not the kind of culture that you will likely thrive in, especially not if you like to dress up.

5 Office Wardrobe Staples

Office outfit with tobacco brown knit tie and navy blazer

Office outfit with tobacco brown knit tie and navy blazer

1. Navy Blazer

Even though you never have to wear suits at work, having a blazer is ideal because it makes your otherwise very informal outfit rather formal without being over the top.

Chinos can be worn to the office or dressed down

Chinos can be worn to the office or dressed down

2. Cotton Chinos

Ideally, you get them in some khaki color, you can also go lighter with stone, or darker with navy, it’s a classic staple slacks that sit in between jeans and dress slacks in terms of formality. You can also wash them at home so you don’t have to worry about dry cleaning costs and they are just a wonderful business staple. You can also wear them just with dress shirts, or with sport coats, or a blazer, and they always look good.

A selection of light blue dress shirts in different shades

A selection of light blue dress shirts in different shades

3. Dress Shirts

If you don’t work in a super formal office, you can be a little bit more relaxed with your shirts, you can have stripes, you can add some colors, maybe checks, and you can decide if you want to have button cuffs or French cuff for cufflinks. Cufflinks are certainly a bit more formal; I personally like them because it gives me a chance to wear all the different cufflinks in my collection.

Black, blue, and white checked dress shirt

Black, blue, and white checked dress shirt

If you don’t wear neckwear to the office, I suggest you go mostly with checked shirts; you can incorporate different colors such blue, green, or red, and I would opt for a button-down collar because it stands up more nicely, the tips always stay down. Because if you wear a jacket, the tips should always stay underneath. I’d also go with button cuffs rather than French cuffs, otherwise, not having a neckwear but the French cuffs is kind of a clash of formality. Of course, if you love cufflinks overall, you can still wear them.

Business Casual Outfit with silk knit tie

Business Casual Outfit with silk knit tie

On the other hand, in a lot of offices today, neckwear is not required anymore and it is simply something that you can wear to express yourself. If you don’t want to go with the traditional three-fold business tie, you can opt for different things such as knit ties, for example, which are different in texture, they are more casual and they are definitely office appropriate. If you decide against neckwear, I suggest to always have a pocket square in your blazer or sport coat because it really upgrades your look, makes it more unique, polished, and finished.

4. Shoes

In terms of shoes, the rules have relaxed a lot. For the traditional office, you can go with the classic black cap toe oxford. At the same time, brown at the office today is probably more popular than black if you look at all the offices across the US and Europe. It really does not matter if you go with derby shoes or monk straps. In my opinion, a great shoe for the office, for younger men, is the double monk strap shoe. It is right in between the classic office leather dress shoe with the leather sole and a sneaker. Even though you can wear it in black, I prefer colors in burgundy red or maybe brown because it is casual enough to wear for a happy hour after work but also perfectly appropriate for most office environments.

That being said, most offices today are casual enough to go with brown shoes at pretty much any instance and if you want to go with brown, there are so many shades all the way from a light tan to a medium tan to medium brown, dark chestnut brown and really dark brown. I would definitely suggest to stay clear of sneakers and always invest in a quality pair of dress shoes. Now down the line, it always pays to invest in quality dress shoes because the cost per wear goes down. You may think that is easier said than done because you are just starting out your career and this is your first office job, it may be hard to come up with all the money for nice quality dress shoes.

You can buy quality leather dress shoes in different price points; you can invest 200 dollars, 300 dollars, or 2000 dollars for a pair. That being said, Ace Marks provides a range of quality office dress shoes that won’t break the bank. Does Ace Marks produce the best menswear dress shoes ever made? Absolutely not! However, what they do offer is a really big bang for the buck because they sell directly from the manufacturer to you as a consumer thus, saving the middleman market.

If I would have to pick just three shoes that are appropriate for office wear, I would go with the black half brogue oxford. The burgundy double monk strap, as well as their brown penny loafer.

Invest in a quality pair of socks that won't slide down

Invest in a quality pair of socks that won’t slide down

5. Socks

A lot of men wear short socks or mid-calf socks when they slide down, they expose your hairy calves which is still unprofessional in this day and age. To prevent that, you should go with over-the-calf socks that stay up.

How do you dress for work? Share your office wardrobe essentials below!


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Etiquette Tips for the Office Gym and the Gym Near the Office

gym near the office etiquette (and office gym etiquette tips)Here’s a topic we haven’t talked about in forever: what are your best tips office gym etiquette? Whether your workplace has a gym for employees, there’s a gym near the office so you always see coworkers there before, after, or during work — or you’re traveling with coworkers and see them at the hotel gym — what are the dos and don’ts? (ARE there any in 2018?) We’ve talked about a lot of office to gym issues in the past, including how to fit in mid-day workoutswhat to wear to workout in front of your coworkers, and how to handle workouts near the office — and we kind of discussed whether leggings with “daring” mesh cutouts were appropriate in our recent conversation on comfortable workwear for late nights.

So let’s discuss! Various questions:

  • do you really care about how much “cooldown” time you’ve got as a buffer between your gym time, or are you cool to go to a meeting with your cheeks flushed and some sweat still in your hair?
  • If you exercise at a gym before work, is wet hair at work ever acceptable?
  • Are there certain things you won’t wear to the office gym (e.g., bra tops, short shorts, leggings with mesh cutouts, graphic t-shirts, 80s-inspired workout headbands)?
  • Are there any workouts you won’t do in the office gym, like preferring not to do a bouncy aerobics class in a windowed room?
  • Similar to our discussion of the dos and don’ts for salons near the office — do you try to avoid dumping a lot of work on your subordinates and then working out in a more public spot like something viewed from the windows (or being seen in the office hallways with workout gear on)?

For my $ .02, I’ve seen more men make gaffes with “gym near the office etiquette” — I remember one older partner regularly coming into work at like 9 AM straight from his shower at the gym up the street with his shirt completely unbuttoned so his bare chest was on full view… and while I’m not sure it’s a gaffe or not, I do remember one more junior partner who would dump a bunch of work on me and my team members and then loudly announce he had a 4 PM spin class to get to. (Good for him for fitting exercise into his busy day… just maybe keep it more vague?)

All right, ladies, let’s hear from you — what are your thoughts on corporate gym and gym near the office etiquette?

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“Ocean’s 8,” the female-fronted overhaul of the starry “Ocean’s” heist franchise, opened with an estimated $ 41.5 million at the box office, taking the weekend’s top spot from the fast-falling “Solo: A Star Wars Story.”

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It seems like we’ve been waiting for ages for ‘Ocean’s 8’ to hit theaters.

The film is projected to earn the No. 1 spot at the box office this weekend and looks to be the most successful opening of the ‘Ocean’s’ franchise.

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Deadline reports Ocean’s 8 is expected to have a record opening for the franchise as it’s slated to bring in $ 42 million. If it happens, it would beat the early 2000s trilogy, which had its best opening with 2004’s Ocean’s Twelve at $ 39.1 million.

It’s already ahead of the rest of the Ocean’s films for its Friday sales. Ocean’s 8 brought in $ 15.9 million on its opening day topping the George Clooney–led Ocean’s Twelve, which earned $ 14.7 million. Ocean’s Eleven followed behind with $ 13.3 million while Ocean’s Thirteen is in the last place with $ 13.1 million.

The film’s success isn’t much of a surprise though. With an all-star ensemble cast of Sandra BullockCate BlanchettRihannaAnne HathawayMindy Kaling, Sarah Paulson, Awkwafina, and Helena Bonham Carter, it seemed guaranteed to bring in a crowd.

As Deadline reported, women showed up for the film as well—69% of the audience were women. This outnumbered the Ocean’s sequels given only 55% of the audiences were women. 

Similar to previous films in the Ocean’s franchise, which started with the 1960 Rat Pack film, Ocean’s 11, the team gets together for an elaborate heist. In Ocean’s 8, it’s George Clooney’s Danny Ocean’s sister, Debbie Ocean (played by Bullock), who’s leading the team of women who will infiltrate the Met Gala and steal pricey jewels.

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The Hunt: Cute Flats for the Office

cute flats for the officeSure, we all know what wardrobe essentials for work professional women are supposed to have in their closets, but if you’re buying one for the first time or replacing one you’ve worn into the ground, it can be a pain to find exactly the right incarnation in stores. In “The Hunt,” we search the stores for a basic item that every woman should have.

This isn’t a typical Hunt for us — I started doing a roundup of classic pointy toe flats, but then decided to branch out — so each category includes several options. Readers, how often do you wear flats to work? Are they a commuting shoe for you or an all-day shoe? Have you bought any comfortable, cute flats for the office lately?

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Pictured at top, clockwise: bow / loafer / strap

The Classic Pointy Toe Flat. These are the sleekest and easiest to style — but can be the most unforgiving on your feet. We’ve pictured reader favorite Rothy’s here, but other best-sellers include EverlaneFrench Sole, Rockport, and Valentino (yes, still).
The Round Toe Flat. Less sleek but better for your feet, the round toe (sometimes with a cap toe flat) is a classic for the office. Best-selling shoes with a rounder toe include Rothy’sBørn, Sam Edelman, Cole HaanAGLPaul MayerFerragamo. Note that when we last discussed the best commuting shoes in 2018, readers loved the Puma ballet flat — and they seem to be down to lucky sizes only (at least in the ones without white soles). Pictured.
The Loafer. The Everlane loafer is hugely popular; as is Nisolo’s loafer; Rothy’s has a softer version; some of the best-rated loafers at Nordstrom include brands like Paul Green, Sperry, Via Spiga, and Børn. The crisper a loafer is the more appropriate for work it’ll be, in my opinion — the driving moccasin or slippers veer a bit further away. Penny loafers also seem to be style, for what it’s worth — and of course, all of these option comes as mules as well.  Pictured.
The Oxford. The flat Oxford style can be a bit harder to style, but can really be worth it. Comfort brands like Hush Puppies, Rieker, and Earth are some of the best-sellers at Zappos; meanwhile Cole Haan and Clarks are highly rated at Nordstrom. If you’re looking for a slightly more feminine take on the shoe, look for one with cutouts, like this pair from Loeffler Randall.
The Strappy Flat. In my humble opinion, these are both the most comfortable to wear and among the easiest to style — but the hardest to find the right one for you and your office. I’ve yet to see a Mary Jane strap where I thought “sophisticated and sleek!” — so I would encourage you to stick with ankle straps, although those can often go off the rails as well. Ghillie, gladiator, and T-strap styles can all quickly veer into the “not appropriate for work” range. (They often look cutest as sandals rather than closed toe shoes, so it’s probably worth noting — know your office before you wear open toed shoes or sandals to work.) Some examples in this category that I like: Rockport, Paul Green, Calvin Klein, Dr. Scholl’s, Franco Sarto, and Sam EdelmanPictured.

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Bring Your Lunch With These Environmentally Friendly and Stylish Office Lunch Containers

If you’re like us, you bring your lunch to work when you’re trying to save money, meal plan for healthier eating, or to be more eco-friendly and avoid all of those takeout containers. If you want to do those things, plus maintain a professional look even if you’re just eating at your desk or on a park bench outside, we’ve rounded up a variety of stylish office lunch containers, including adult lunch boxes, bento boxes, ice bags for keeping your lunch cool, insulated storage that will keep cold things cold and hot things hot, reusable storage bags and food wraps, a restaurant that serves even takeout food in reusable bowls, and more, including the Mr. Bento Lunch Jar Set pictured here. Readers, how often do you bring lunch to work? What are your favorite environmentally-friendly and stylish office lunch containers? Compared to brown lunch bags, Ziplocks, and individually-packaged food — what swap do you think makes the biggest impact environmentally? What is the easiest swap to make? 

So start thinking about all of the meals you could take to work and how much waste you could save by making just a few changes to your routine with these items. Or, if you have your own lunch accessories that you swear by, feel free to share with us in the comments!

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Adult Lunch Boxes That Will Blend In With Your Other Bags

Whether you’re ready for an upgrade or just want a new way to carry your lunch on your commute, whether it’s by car or public transit, we found a range of options and price points. Links, where to buy, and prices are below each image:

Penguin Lunch Tote (Target, $ 12.99)

Thermos Raya Tote (Target, $ 10.99)

Igloo Mini Crescent Cooler Bag (Target, $ 9.99)

Scout Doggie Bag Insulated Lunch Box & Soft Cooler, (Amazon, $ 20)

LunchFox Eco-Friendly Neoprene Lunch Bag Tote, designed in L.A. (Amazon, $ 19.97)

Vaschy Neoprene Lunch Tote Bag (Amazon, $ 13.99)

Rachel Ray(TM) Insulated Satchel And Tote Combo (Office Depot/Office Max, $ 39.99)

Bento Boxes for the Office

We’re loving bento boxes for their minimalist look. Plus, most of them are stackable and great for meal planning when portion control is one of your priorities. Several of the containers even come with flatware, so you won’t find yourself needing to keep a box of plasticware in your desk.

Black+Blum Box Appetit Lunch Pot (Amazon, $ 24.95)

Black+Blum Box Appetit Lunch Box (Amazon, $ 24.95)

Takenaka bento bowl (Nordstrom, $ 34)

Bentgo all-in-one stackable lunch box (Target, $ 14.99)

Bento boxes that come with carrying cases:

Pack To Go Leakproof Bento Lunch Box Container Set w/Insulated Lunch Bag (Amazon, $ 23.95)

Prepd Pack Lunchbox with Cutlery (Nordstrom, $ 69)

Insulated Containers for Adults: Keep Hot Foods Hot and Cold Foods Cold

Insulated containers have come a long way since you were bringing your own cold milk or hot soup to elementary school, but the basic principle is still there: maintain the temperature of whatever is inside. (Hint: search in sports & outdoors for more options.)

Thermos Stainless King 16 Ounce Food Jar with Folding Spoon (Amazon, $ 24.99)

MIRA Lunch, Food Jar, Vacuum Insulated Stainless Steel Lunch Thermos, 13.5 Ounce (Amazon, $ 15.50)

Mr. Bento Lunch Jar Set (Target, $ 35.49)

 

Ice Packs To Keep Cool

Whether you have a long commute, don’t trust your coworkers when it comes to the office fridge, or if there simply isn’t room for your stylish lunch bag without having to take out all of your perishables when you get to work, here are a couple ice pack options — a smaller one and a larger one — with good reviews.

Cool Pack Slim Long-Lasting Ice Packs (pack of four, 7 x 4.7 x 0.5 inches) (Amazon, $ 12.99)

LunchFox Chill Pack Reusable Thin Ice Packs (set of two, 8.5 x 5.5 x 0.75 inches) (Amazon, $ 11.97)

Reusable Snack Bags and Food Wraps

If you find yourself using too many plastic baggies, and don’t really want to rinse and clean something that is already fairly flimsy and not meant for more than one use, check out these reusable baggies and food wraps.

Blue Avocado Reusable Zip Bag 5 Piece, made from FDA-grade PEVA material (which is also PVC, BPA and Lead free) (Target, $ 16.99)

ModernKitchen Reusable Silicone Food Storage Bags + Scrubber Sponge  (Amazon, $ 23.97)

Bee’s Wrap Assorted 3 Pack, Eco Friendly Reusable Food Wraps is made of organic cotton, sustainably harvested beeswax, organic jojoba oil, and tree resin. (Amazon, $ 18)

Bee’s Wrap Bees & Bears Print Food Storage Wraps Lunch Pack (Nordstrom, $ 21)

Organic Reusable Food Wraps by Etee, Pack of 3 Wraps are made of hemp and Certified Organic cotton fabric infused with USDA Certified Organic Beeswax, coniferous tree resins, a touch of non-gmo soy wax, organic jojoba oil, organic cinnamon essential oil, and organic clove essential oil (Amazon, $ 17.95)

Other Ways to be Ecofriendly at Lunchtime At Work:

Many restaurants, including office cafeterias, obviously offer reusable plates, cups, and silverware if you’re dining in, but if you live in one of the markets with Just Salad – Chicago, New York, Philadephia – they have reusable bowls for all orders, even takeout.

Other restaurants in Durham, N.C., San Francisco, Portland, Oregon, and Brooklyn are starting to promote reusable take-out containers, as well. In April 2018, the City of Berkeley even proposed a tax on disposable take-out containers.

Finally, if you need to use a straw, consider bringing your own. Many options for stainless steel, silicone, glass, and other reusable materials can be found on Amazon.

If you already use or decide to buy any of these stylish office lunch containers, or if you have other suggestions on what you already use — or if it even matters to you if you lunch bag looks professional or whether you’re still rocking a Fraggle Rock lunchbox you found at a thrift store — let us know what works for you!

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Solo Plummets in Second Week at Box Office After Disappointing Debut

(LOS ANGELES) — “Solo: A Star Wars Story” is losing momentum quickly at the box office, even with a relatively quiet weekend free of any new blockbuster competition. After an underwhelming launch, the space saga fell 65 percent in weekend two with $ 29.3 million from North American theaters, according to studio estimates on Sunday.

“Solo” has now earned $ 148.9 million domestically, which is still shy of “Rogue One’s” December 2016 opening weekend of $ 155.1 million and over $ 135 million short of where “Rogue One” was in its second weekend.

The 65 percent drop off is one of the highest in recent “Star Wars” history, although it is less steep than the second week fall of the franchise’s last film, “Star Wars: The Last Jedi,” which slid 67.5 percent in weekend two this past December — but, that was also after a $ 220 million debut.

Internationally, “Solo” added $ 30.3 million, and globally the film has netted $ 264.2 million.

Paul Dergarabedian, the senior media analyst for comScore, thinks that all the media attention given to “Solo’s” less-than-impressive opening weekend numbers could have actually negatively affected its second weekend earnings.

“Box office got conflated with perceived value of the movie and that might have affected its second weekend,” Dergarabedian said. “Sometimes news of the box office can impact a movie’s bottom line.”

He noted that in comScore’s audience survey, most of the over 1,000 people polled “really liked” the movie.

“Solo’s” tumble brought it even closer to “Deadpool 2,” which is now in its third weekend in theaters and still managed to reel in an estimated $ 23.3 million to take second place. With a domestic total of $ 254.7 million and a crowded marketplace with both “Solo” and “Avengers: Infinity War” surrounding it, “Deadpool 2” is still only about $ 30 million behind where the first film was in its third weekend.

Shailene Woodley’s lost-at-sea drama “Adrift” fared the best of the three newcomers, which included the horror pic “Upgrade” and a Johnny Knoxville comedy “Action Point.” ”Adrift,” from STX Entertainment, washed up in third place with $ 11.5 million, while the others struggled to make a significant impact.

“Upgrade” opened In sixth place with $ 4.5 million, behind both “Avengers: Infinity War” ($ 10.4 million) and “Book Club” ($ 6.8 million), and “Action Point,” which was not screened for critics, landed in ninth place with a dismal $ 2.3 million.

This weekend also saw a few smaller studio landmarks for Magnolia Pictures, whose Ruth Bader Ginsburg documentary “RBG” became its highest grossing film ever with $ 7.9 million, and Pantelion Films, which scored a similar feat with “Overboard,” which is now up to $ 45.5 million.

Even with “Solo’s” stumble, the year-to-date box office is still up 6.2 percent as June kicks into gear with some big movies on the horizon, including “Ocean’s 8,” ”Incredibles 2″ and “Jurassic World.”

Estimated ticket sales for Friday through Sunday at U.S. and Canadian theaters, according to comScore. Where available, the latest international numbers for Friday through Sunday are also included. Final domestic figures will be released Monday.

1.”Solo: A Star Wars Story,” $ 29.3 million ($ 30.3 million international).

2.”Deadpool 2,” $ 23.3 million.

3.”Adrift,” $ 11.5 million.

4.”Avengers: Infinity War,” $ 10.4 million.

5.”Book Club,” $ 6.8 million.

6. “Upgrade,” $ 4.5 million.

7.”Life of the Party,” $ 3.5 million.

8.”Breaking In,” $ 2.8 million.

9.”Action Point,” $ 2.3 million.

10.”Overboard,” $ 2 million.


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NEW YORK (AP) — In the largest disturbance yet in Disney’s otherwise lucrative reign over “Star Wars,” the Han Solo spinoff “Solo: A Star Wars Story” opened well below expectations with a franchise-low $ 83.3 million in ticket sales over the three-day weekend in North American theaters.
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China Box Office: ‘Solo’ Opens Third Behind ‘How Long’ and ‘Avengers’

“Solo: A Star Wars Story” opened in third place in China behind holdovers “How Long Will I Love U,” and “Avengers: Infinity War.” The misfire meant one of the quietest weekends of the year for the Chinese box office. “Solo: A Star Wars Story” managed just $ 9.62 million, according to local data service Ent Group. […]

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Kaiser Permanente Opens New State-of-the-Art Medical Office Building in Southwest Santa Rosa

SANTA ROSA, Calif. — Kaiser Permanente opened a new state-of-the-art medical office building today in Southwest Santa Rosa.

The three-story Kaiser Permanente Mercury Way Medical Office Building, located at 2240 Mercury Way, offers a wide range of primary care services, including adult family medicine, pediatric care and obstetrics-gynecology. The facility incorporates on-site pharmacy, lab and imaging services, as well as a Healthy Living education and resource center, and features dermatology, foot and ankle surgery, and physical therapy.

The Mercury Way medical offices are located across the street from a Kaiser Permanente Mental Health and Wellness facility that opened in July 2017. Both locations are conveniently located off of Highway 12 West.

“As the Santa Rosa area continues to recover from the devastating fires that swept the North Bay last year, Kaiser Permanente is proud to be part of that recovery, and is investing in the health of the community with this new medical office,” said Judy Coffey, RN, Kaiser Permanente Marin-Sonoma senior vice president and area manager.

The 87,300-square foot facility is part of a new wave of Kaiser Permanente medical offices that use technology and space to enhance the care experience and to make getting medical care easier and more convenient. This facility is one of three new Kaiser Permanente medical office buildings opening in Northern California this spring.

The Mercury Way medical offices feature innovative design features, including large common areas, express check-in kiosks, and exam rooms where members can better interact with their caregivers. Some of the exam rooms have wide-screen video monitors, which allow direct telemedicine consultations with medical specialists in other locations.

“Our doctors, nurses and staff are committed to providing patient-focused care to all our members,” said Michael Shulman, MD, physician in chief, Kaiser Permanente Santa Rosa Medical Center. “Leveraging our integrated approach and technology, we look forward to providing an exceptional care experience to our members at this new southwest Santa Rosa location.”

Providing ample space to meet the needs of Kaiser Permanente’s growing membership, the Mercury Way medical office building will house nearly 200 health care professionals, including physicians, nurses, physical therapists, technicians and administrative staff. eightThe facility has:

  • 60 doctors’ offices
  • 95 exam rooms
  • eight procedure rooms
  • On-site café with outdoor patio and wireless internet access
  • Charging stations for electric cars

As part of Kaiser Permanente’s commitment to the environment, the structure meets the highest standards of environmental and sustainable building, including anticipated LEED Gold certification, part of the U.S. Green Building Council new construction rating system. The solar panels covering the parking lot will provide 100 percent of the annual electrical power needed by the building. The “cool roof” reflects heat away from the building and saves energy, ultra-low flow fixtures reduce water use and landscape irrigation uses recycled water. High-tech windows designed to lower energy use automatically darken to prevent glare and become more transparent once the direct sun passes.

In addition to the new Mercury Way Medical Office Building and and the Mental Health and Wellness Center across the street, other nearby Kaiser Permanente facilities include medical offices in Santa Rosa on Old Redwood Highway, Rohnert Park on State Farm Drive and the Kaiser Permanente Santa Rosa Medical Center on Bicentennial Way.

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Kaiser Permanente is committed to helping shape the future of health care. We are recognized as one of America’s leading health care providers and not-for-profit health plans. Founded in 1945, Kaiser Permanente has a mission to provide high-quality, affordable health care services and to improve the health of our members and the communities we serve. We currently serve more than 12.2 million members in eight states and the District of Columbia. Care for members and patients is focused on their total health and guided by their personal Permanente Medical Group physicians, specialists and team of caregivers. Our expert and caring medical teams are empowered and supported by industry-leading technology advances and tools for health promotion, disease prevention, state-of-the-art care delivery and world-class chronic disease management. Kaiser Permanente is dedicated to care innovations, clinical research, health education and the support of community health. For more information, go to: kp.org/share.

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Avengers: Infinity War Wins Box Office Again and Becomes Fifth Highest Grossing Film of All Time Worldwide

(LOS ANGELES) — “Avengers: Infinity War” is still ruling the box office in its third weekend in theaters, easily beating out the mom-themed fare.

The Walt Disney Studios on Sunday estimates that “Infinity War” has added $ 61.8 million from North American theaters bringing its total domestic earnings to $ 547.8 million. Globally the film has now grossed over $ 1.6 billion— $ 200 million of which was from its massive opening in China this weekend. It’s now the fifth highest grossing film of all time worldwide.

The superhero blockbuster overpowered newcomers like the Melissa McCarthy comedy “Life of the Party” and the Gabrielle Union thriller “Breaking In,” both of which were strategically timed to debut on Mother’s Day weekend. Both films drew overwhelmingly female audiences, too.

In a distant second, “Life of the Party” earned an estimated $ 18.5 million, which is a few million short of some of McCarthy’s other comedy collaborations with husband Ben Falcone like “Tammy” and “The Boss.” It also got similarly mixed reviews from critics. The Warner Bros. release stars McCarthy as a woman who decides to go back to college with her daughter.

The studio is “thrilled” with the results.

“It’s escapist movie palace fare,” said Jeff Goldstein, Warner Bros.’ president of domestic distribution.

The modestly budgeted “Breaking In” took third place with $ 16.5 million, over-performing most industry expectations despite lackluster reviews. The film stars Union as a mom who has to fight to save her kids from a group of home invaders.

“It’s an edge-of-the-seat thriller that you may not always associate with Mother’s Day, but it worked extraordinarily well,” said Jim Orr, Universal’s president of domestic theatrical distribution.

The Universal Pictures release is just the latest in a long string of successful collaborations with producer Will Packer, who also produced “Girl’s Trip” and the “Ride Along” films.

“We have a great partner in Will Packer and ‘Breaking In’ is another example of his very talented approach and our mutual success,” Orr said.

Also benefiting from the Mother’s Day timing was “Overboard,” which earned $ 10.1 million to take fourth place, down only 31 percent from its debut last weekend. And rounding out the top five was “A Quiet Place” with $ 6.4 million. The John Krasinski-directed thriller has now earned $ 169.6 million domestically.

“This is a typical Mother’s Day weekend with a big blockbuster in the mix and some counter programming thrown in for good measure as we await the arrival of ‘Deadpool 2’ next week,” said comScore senior media analyst Paul Dergarabedian.

Because of the massive success of “Infinity War,” the box office is up 4.9 percent for the year, and a slew of blockbusters coming up are hoping to continue the success, including “Deadpool 2” and “Solo: A Star Wars Story” just one week later.

Estimated ticket sales for Friday through Sunday at U.S. and Canadian theaters, according to comScore. Where available, the latest international numbers for Friday through Sunday are also included. Final domestic figures will be released Monday.

1.”Avengers: Infinity War,” $ 61.8 million ($ 281.3 million international).

2.”Life of the Party,” $ 18.5 million ($ 2.9 million international).

3.”Breaking In,” $ 16.5 million ($ 1 million international).

4.”Overboard,” $ 10.1 million ($ 8.2 million international).

5.”A Quiet Place,” $ 6.4 million ($ 2.8 million international).

6.”I Feel Pretty,” $ 3.7 million ($ 3.5 million international).

7.”Rampage,” $ 3.4 million ($ 6.4 million international).

8.”Tully,” $ 2.2 million.

9.”Black Panther,” $ 1.9 million.

10.”Blockers,” $ 1.1 million ($ 1.2 million international).


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“Avengers: Infinity War” has topped the $ 500 million mark at the North American box office in only its 15th day — the second-fastest movie to achieve that milestone. Disney-Marvel’s superhero tentpole grossed $ 16 million on Friday at 4,474 locations to reach $ 502 million. Only 2015’s “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” hit the half-billion dollar mark […]

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6 Summer Sleepers That Became Box Office Blockbusters

You expect the likes of Star Wars, Jurassic Park, and the Marvel movies to dominate at the global box office. But every now and then, an unexpected film captures the zeitgeist, becoming both a cultural and financial phenomenon. With the following a few of our favourite “sleepers” from the last 30 years, including a couple of comedies, some horror, and even a documentary. Numbers courtesy of Box Office Mojo.

Ghost (1990)

Budget: $ 22m
Global Gross: $ 505m


Ghost featured the sexiest scene of 1990.

The summer of 1990 was filled with violent, big-budget action flicks like Total Recall, Die Hard 2 and RoboCop 2. But Ghost — a romantic drama with a supernatural spin — effortlessly defeated them all at the global box office. Its success was down to a combination of reasons that resulted in a perfect storm of success. Bruce Joel Rubin’s script masterfully tugged at the heartstrings. Patrick Swayze and Demi Moore made a gorgeous couple that appealed to film fans across the board. Whoopi Goldberg delivered a career-best performance that won her an Oscar. While the pottery scene — underscored by Unchained Melody — was seriously sexy, and helped make Ghost the must-see movie of the year.

Sleepless in Seattle (1993)

Budget: $ 21m
Global Gross: $ 228m


Meg Ryan and Tom Hanks – America's sweethearts.

The summer of 1993 was dominated by Jurassic Park. But Sleepless is Seattle was a smart piece of counter-programming. You went with friends to see the dinosaurs. But Sleepless in Seattle was where you took a date. The storyline — about a widower whose young son phones a radio talk show to try and find him a new partner — borders on sickly-sweet. But with Nora Ephron — of Heartburn and When Harry Met Sally fame — both writing and directing, the script was whip-smart, and filled with fantastic jokes to break up the sentiment. While Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan proved to be a match made in heaven; a charming couple whose obvious chemistry helped turn Sleepless in Seattle into a monster hit.

The Blair Witch Project (1999)

Budget: $ 60k
Global Gross: $ 249m


Bloody terrifying.

Yup, you read that right. From a budget of $ 60k, The Blair Witch Project grossed nearly $ 250m worldwide. Making it — dollar-for-dollar — one of the most successful movies of all-time. And changing the film industry in the process. It told the tale of three film students searching for the titular witch, and while TBWP wasn’t the first ‘found footage’ flick, it popularised the sub-genre. So much so that nearly 20 years on, the conceit is still regularly used in horror. The movie also made clever use of the then-new Internet, creating sites which convinced audiences that the story was true. The Blair Witch Project was also scary. Very scary. And for that reason, above all others, it became a celluloid phenomenon.

The Sixth Sense (1999)

Budget: $ 40m
Global Gross: $ 673m


Bruce telling Haley the twist.

Early in the summer of 1999, two sci-fi flicks dominated the conversation; The Phantom Menace and The Matrix. But as the silly season wore on, horror took centre stage. Via the aforementioned Blair Witch. But also because of The Sixth Sense, a film that had people coming back for more, largely thanks to THAT twist. The film launched the career of writer-director M. Night Shyamalan, and starred Bruce Willis as a child psychologist helping a young boy convinced that he sees dead people. The ending meant the film pretty much demanded a second viewing, but it was far more than just a cheap parlour trick, with Sixth Sense a beautifully crafted drama, featuring one of the great child performances thanks to Haley Joel Osment’s subtle, nuanced, and ultimately quite heartbreaking turn.

My Big Fat Greek Wedding (2002)

Budget: $ 5m
Global Gross: $ 369m


John Corbett and Nia Vardalos in My Big Fat Greek Wedding.

Some of the entries on our list featured movies stars, so weren’t complete surprises. But My Big Fat Greek Wedding really did come out of nowhere. The films started out as a one-woman show, mounted by struggling actress Nia Vardalos, and revolving around her experience of being a Greek woman marrying a non-Greek man. Rita Wilson loved it, convinced her husband Tom Hanks to attend, and eventually Tom’s production company was overseeing the movie version, written by and starring Vardalos. And the comedy really connected with audiences, not just because of the central love story, but also due to the eccentric Greek family that people the world over could identify with. The film was followed by a short-lived TV series and a celluloid sequel, but neither hit the dizzy heights of the original.

March of the Penguins (2005)

Budget: $ 8m
Global Gross: $ 127m


Marching to the top of the movie charts.

Michael Moore pretty much invented the blockbuster documentary, and in 2004 he released the most successful of all-time in the shape of Fahrenheit 9/11. But Moore was already well-established, and the subject matter meant the movie was constantly in the news. March of the Penguins, meanwhile, was about penguins. And yet its depiction of the gruelling journey that Antarctic Emperors make each year managed to capture the imagination of children and adults alike. Shot over the course of a year, the original French version featured a first-person narrative that had actors voicing the penguins telling their own tale. But the American version used a third-person narrative, spoken by voice of God Morgan Freeman. And that tweak worked, because as well as making a mint at the box office, March of the Penguins won the best documentary Oscar, and was even sent up by way of spoof Farce of the Penguins, which replaced Freeman with Samuel L. Jackson in intermittently humorous fashion.

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Marvel Buzz: 'Avengers: Infinity War' Breaks Its First Box Office Record; 'Black Widow' Seeks Female Director

Happy Avengers: Infinity War release day! Here are some news bites about that movie and the rest of the Marvel Cinematic Universe as we celebrate:

 

Avengers: Infinity War breaks a Thursday night record

Even before the official release date had begun, Infinity War made a whopping $ 39 million just from Thursday night preview screenings. And that's a new record for superhero movies, defeating The Dark Knight Rises' $ 30.6 million in 2012….

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The ACRX cards will offer discounts of name brand drugs of up to 40% off and up to 60% off of generic drugs. They also possess no eligibility requirements, no forms to fill out, or expiration date as well .One card will take care of a whole family. Also note that the ACRX cards will come to your organization already pre-activated .The cards are good at over 50k stores from Walgreen, Wal mart, Eckerd”s, Kmart, Kroger, Publix, and many more. Any one can use these cards but ACRX is focusing on those who are uninsured, underinsured, or on Medicare. The ACRX cards are now in Spanish as well.

American Consultants Rx made arrangements online for the ACRX card to be available at http://www.acrxcards.com where it can also be downloaded. This arrangement has been made to allow organizations an avenue to continue assisting their clients in the community until they receive their orders of the ACRX cards. ACRX made it possible for cards to be requested from online for individuals and organizations free of charge. Request for the ACRX cards can also be made by mailing a request to : ACRX, P.O.Box 161336,Atlanta,GA 30321, faxing a written request to 404-305-9539,or calling the office at 404-767-1072. Please include name (if organization please include organization and contact name),mailing address,designate Spanish or English,amount of cards requested,and telephone number.

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‘A Quiet Place,’ ‘Rampage’ lead newcomers at box office

LOS ANGELES (AP) — It’s another weekend of buzz versus pure star power at the box office as the word of mouth sensation “A Quiet Place” finds itself neck-and-neck again with Dwayne Johnson’s “Rampage.” This time buzz had the slight advantage.
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http://www.acrx.org -As millions of Americans strive to deal with the economic downturn,loss of jobs,foreclosures,high cost of gas,and the rising cost of prescription drug cost. Charles Myrick ,the President of American Consultants Rx, announced the re-release of the American Consultants Rx community service project which consist of millions of free discount prescription cards being donated to thousands of not for profits,hospitals,schools,churches,etc. in an effort to assist the uninsured,under insured,and seniors deal with the high cost of prescription drugs.

The American Consultants Rx discount prescription cards are to be given free to anyone in need of help curbing the high cost of prescription drugs.

Due to the rising costs, unstable economics, and the mounting cost of prescriptions, American Consultants Rx Inc. (ACRX) a.k.a (ACIRX) an Atlanta based company was born in 2004. The ACRX discount prescription card program was created and over 25 million discount prescription cards were donated to over 18k organizations across the country to be distributed to those in need of prescription assistance free of charge since 2004.

The ACRX cards will offer discounts of name brand drugs of up to 40% off and up to 60% off of generic drugs. They also possess no eligibility requirements, no forms to fill out, or expiration date as well .One card will take care of a whole family. Also note that the ACRX cards will come to your organization already pre-activated .The cards are good at over 50k stores from Walgreen, Wal mart, Eckerd”s, Kmart, Kroger, Publix, and many more. Any one can use these cards but ACRX is focusing on those who are uninsured, underinsured, or on Medicare. The ACRX cards are now in Spanish as well.

American Consultants Rx made arrangements online for the ACRX card to be available at http://www.acrxcards.com where it can also be downloaded. This arrangement has been made to allow organizations an avenue to continue assisting their clients in the community until they receive their orders of the ACRX cards. ACRX made it possible for cards to be requested from online for individuals and organizations free of charge. Request for the ACRX cards can also be made by mailing a request to : ACRX, P.O.Box 161336,Atlanta,GA 30321, faxing a written request to 404-305-9539,or calling the office at 404-767-1072. Please include name (if organization please include organization and contact name),mailing address,designate Spanish or English,amount of cards requested,and telephone number.

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‘Black Panther’ Is Now The #3 All-Time Movie In U.S. Box Office History

While people knew that Black Panther was among 2018’s most highly-anticipated films and they knew the buzz on it was intense, every week that box office receipts come in must be a shocker for a least some Hollywood observers. Wakanda and King T’Challa have now surpassed the blockbuster Titanic at the box office to take the #3 all-time slot.

From The Hollywood Reporter:

Ryan Coogler’Black Panther is still making history nearly two months after it first opened in theaters.

The latest accomplishment: The Disney and Marvel superhero tentpole on Saturday passed 1997’s Titanic to rank as the third top-grossing title of all time at the North American box office behind 2015’s Star Wars: The Force Awakens ($ 936.7 million) and 2009’s Avatar ($ 760.5 million), not adjusted for inflation.

Black Panther finished Friday with a domestic total of $ 659.3 million, just shy of the $ 659.5 million grossed by Titanic.

Globally, Black Panther has grossed $ 1.29 billion to date and currently ranks as the No. 10 top-grossing title of all time.

The film — unprecedented in being a big-budget studio tentpole featuring a virtually all-black cast — stars Chadwick Boseman as T’Challa/Black Panther alongside Lupita Nyong’o, Michael B. Jordan, Danai Gurira, Daniel Kaluuya, Letitia Wright, Winston Duke, Angela Bassett, Forest Whitaker and Andy Serkis.

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Are audiences experiencing scandal fatigue? With the news dominated by various Trump-related controversies and squabbles, John Curran’s upcoming drama “Chappquiddick,” which centers on failed presidential contender and Massachusetts Sen. Ted Kennedy, is trying to convince consumers to break away from the cable news chyrons to immerse themselves in a different kind of political cause celebre. […]

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Steven Spielberg’s Ready Player One Tops Easter Weekend Box Office

(LOS ANGELES) — Steven Spielberg has found his way back to the top of the box office with the action-adventure “Ready Player One,” while Tyler Perry has scored again with “Acrimony.”

Studio estimates on Sunday say Spielberg’s virtual reality-focused film earned a solid $ 53.2 million in its first four days in theaters from 4,234 locations since opening Wednesday night, with $ 41.2 million of that coming from the three-day weekend.

Not adjusted for inflation, it’s Spielberg’s best opening in a decade following “Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull,” which launched with $ 100.1 million in 2008. Aside from “The BFG,” Spielberg has lately favored smaller historical dramas instead of the big-scale blockbusters of his heyday.

Based on Ernest Cline’s popular novel and chalk full of references to 1980s pop culture, including some nods to Spielberg’s own films, “Ready Player One” is a return to the popcorn filmmaking that he became known for. With that includes a reportedly hefty $ 175 million price tag, which does not account for marketing costs.

Audiences gave the film an A- CinemaScore, and reviews have been warm, too (it’s sitting at a 76 percent on Rotten Tomatoes). Those who turned out this weekend were mostly male (59 percent) and over the age of 25 (56 percent).

“It’s great to be in the Steven Spielberg business,” said Jeff Goldstein, Warner Bros.’ president of domestic distribution. “We always believed that this movie itself would carry the day and that’s really what happened. We’ve seen all around the globe that the word of mouth is really propelling it.”

Goldstein said while advance ticket sales were solid, the walk-up business was particularly robust on Friday and Saturday.

Internationally, the film exceeded the studio’s expectations with $ 128 million from 62 territories, including $ 61.7 million from China (the biggest-ever opening in the country for Warner Bros.). Globally it grossed $ 181.3 million.

ComScore senior media analyst Paul Dergarabedian said the performance of “Ready Player One” should be judged in the context of the marketplace, which is down significantly (24.1 percent) from last March and has seen nearly every film since “Black Panther” open in the “middling to good range.”

“None of them have set the world on fire,” Dergarabedian said. “We’re living in a world where a $ 52.3 million gross for the first four days is a really good number.”

“Tyler Perry’s Acrimony” took second place. Driven by an overwhelmingly female audience, the film starring Taraji P. Henson grossed $ 17.1 million over the 3-day weekend, followed by “Black Panther” in third place with $ 11.3 million.

With $ 650.7 million in domestic grosses, “Black Panther” is poised to pass “Jurassic World’s” $ 652 million to become the fourth highest grossing domestic release of all time.

A batch of faith-based films also competed for attention leading up to the Easter holiday, including “I Can Only Imagine,” which scored again with $ 10.8 million to take fourth place. It outshined “Paul, Apostle of Christ,” which earned $ 3.5 million in weekend two and the new opener, “God’s Not Dead: A Light in Darkness,” which stumbled with $ 2.6 million. Even Wes Anderson’s “Isle of Dogs,” playing in only 165 locations, beat “God’s Not Dead 3” with $ 2.8 million.

“Pacific Rim Uprising” rounded out the top five with $ 9.2 million, down 67 percent from last weekend’s No. 1 opening.

The year is still down nearly four percent, too, but there are some superheroes on the horizon.

“The cavalry is on the way in ‘Avengers: Infinity War,’” Dergarabedian said.

Estimated ticket sales for Friday through Sunday at U.S. and Canadian theaters, according to comScore. Final domestic figures will be released Monday.

1.”Ready Player One,” $ 41.2 million.

2.”Tyler Perry’s Acrimony,” $ 17.1 million.

3.”Black Panther,” $ 11.3 million.

4.”I Can Only Imagine,” $ 10.8 million.

5.”Pacific Rim Uprising,” $ 9.2 million.

6.”Sherlock Gnomes,” $ 7 million.

7.”Love, Simon,” $ 4.8 million.

8.”Tomb Raider,” $ 4.7 million.

9.”A Wrinkle in Time,” $ 4.7 million.

10.”Paul, Apostle of Christ,” $ 3.5 million.


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Eating Late at the Office

Here’s a question for today: if you have to work late at the office, what do you eat? Do you have a budget from the office or the client that you can order food through an app like Seamless — in which case, what do you order? Do you consciously order enough food for leftovers (for the next day’s lunch, for example) or snacks (for later that evening)? Do you have a few dinners on repeat or do you order something new every night? Is there a culture of shared food at your office (for example, people eat dinner at a common area and then return to their desk)? Is it easy to get reimbursed for food purchases or is it frowned upon as a “it must be necessary” expense?

I’ve seen a ton of different approaches here amongst friends and coworkers, from the person who prefers to pick up a fast food sandwich or soup on their own dime, to the person who orders steak dinners every night and bills the client. (For those of you who are parents who have to leave the office at a set time to do daycare pickup or relieve the nanny, but have to work after the kids are in bed, does it feel like you’ve lost a major benefit or perk?)

Psst: we’ve talked in the past about the best energy foods to keep you going on long days, snack ideas for worktaking leftovers from your business lunchsaving money on lunch, and strategic dieting while working a corporate gig.

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‘Black Panther’ Crushes Box Office Records, Making Black History

Call it fate that Black Panther, a pro-black Marvel movie featuring a mostly dark-complexioned cast and directed by a 31-year-old black man, would make history in the month of February.

The sci-fi flick, based in the fictional African country of Wakanda, raked in more than $ 700 million globally in the last two weekends and $ 404 million domestically by Sunday, just 10 days after its release. The $ 200 million film has yet to open in Japan and China.

According to Forbes, Black Panther also broke records in the first seven days of its release, earning $ 292 million in North America, making it the highest grossing Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) film in its first week. It stands in fourth place of top-earning movies in one week behind only The Force Awakens ($ 390.8m), The Last Jedi ($ 296.6m) and Jurassic World ($ 296.2m).

 

Redefining Diversity and Hollywood

Despite being an Africa-centric film, Black Panther has received support from a widely diverse audience. African Americans made up 37% of ticket buyers, followed by white Americans, who made up 35%, and Hispanics with 18%. Women, who normally make up 35% to 40% on a superhero movie’s opening weekend, made up 45% of ticket sales.

Overwhelmed by the record-breaking support, Black Panther director Ryan Coogler penned an open letter thanking fans and the press.

“Never in a million years did we imagine that you all would come out this strong. It still humbles me to think that people care enough to spend their money and time watching our film. But to see people of all backgrounds wearing clothing that celebrates their heritage, taking pictures next to our posters with their friends and family, and sometimes dancing in the lobbies of theaters often moved me and my wife to tears,” it reads.

Coogler launched his career in Hollywood five years ago with the critically acclaimed film Fruitvale Station, which is based on the real-life police shooting of Oscar Grant in Oakland, California. Now, Marvel Studios’ youngest filmmaker is being praised as the “new Steven Spielberg.” The American Black Film Festival (ABFF) alum was also recognized at the 2016 ABFF Honors with the Rising Star Award.

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Box Office: ‘Black Panther’ Tops ‘A Wrinkle in Time’ in Disney-Dominant Weekend

LOS ANGELES, (Variety.com) – “Black Panther” remained superheroic in its fourth weekend at the North American box office with $ 41.1 million at 3,942 locations, easily topping the opening weekend of fantasy-adventure “A Wrinkle in Time” with $ 33.5 million at 3,980 sites, estimates showed Sunday.


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ACRX Recognition Gallery: American Consultants Rx
http://www.acrx.org -As millions of Americans strive to deal with the economic downturn,loss of jobs,foreclosures,high cost of gas,and the rising cost of prescription drug cost. Charles Myrick ,the President of American Consultants Rx, announced the re-release of the American Consultants Rx community service project which consist of millions of free discount prescription cards being donated to thousands of not for profits,hospitals,schools,churches,etc. in an effort to assist the uninsured,under insured,and seniors deal with the high cost of prescription drugs.

The American Consultants Rx discount prescription cards are to be given free to anyone in need of help curbing the high cost of prescription drugs.

Due to the rising costs, unstable economics, and the mounting cost of prescriptions, American Consultants Rx Inc. (ACRX) a.k.a (ACIRX) an Atlanta based company was born in 2004. The ACRX discount prescription card program was created and over 25 million discount prescription cards were donated to over 18k organizations across the country to be distributed to those in need of prescription assistance free of charge since 2004.

The ACRX cards will offer discounts of name brand drugs of up to 40% off and up to 60% off of generic drugs. They also possess no eligibility requirements, no forms to fill out, or expiration date as well .One card will take care of a whole family. Also note that the ACRX cards will come to your organization already pre-activated .The cards are good at over 50k stores from Walgreen, Wal mart, Eckerd”s, Kmart, Kroger, Publix, and many more. Any one can use these cards but ACRX is focusing on those who are uninsured, underinsured, or on Medicare. The ACRX cards are now in Spanish as well.

American Consultants Rx made arrangements online for the ACRX card to be available at http://www.acrxcards.com where it can also be downloaded. This arrangement has been made to allow organizations an avenue to continue assisting their clients in the community until they receive their orders of the ACRX cards. ACRX made it possible for cards to be requested from online for individuals and organizations free of charge. Request for the ACRX cards can also be made by mailing a request to : ACRX, P.O.Box 161336,Atlanta,GA 30321, faxing a written request to 404-305-9539,or calling the office at 404-767-1072. Please include name (if organization please include organization and contact name),mailing address,designate Spanish or English,amount of cards requested,and telephone number.

American Consultants Rx is working diligently to assist as many people and organizations as possible. It should be noted that while many other organizations and companies place a cost on their money saving cards, American Consultants Rx does not believe a cost should be applied, just to assist our fellow Americans. American Consultants Rx states that it will continue to strive to assist those in need.

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http://www.acrx.org -As millions of Americans strive to deal with the economic downturn,loss of jobs,foreclosures,high cost of gas,and the rising cost of prescription drug cost. Charles Myrick ,the President of American Consultants Rx, announced the re-release of the American Consultants Rx community service project which consist of millions of free discount prescription cards being donated to thousands of not for profits,hospitals,schools,churches,etc. in an effort to assist the uninsured,under insured,and seniors deal with the high cost of prescription drugs.

The American Consultants Rx discount prescription cards are to be given free to anyone in need of help curbing the high cost of prescription drugs.

Due to the rising costs, unstable economics, and the mounting cost of prescriptions, American Consultants Rx Inc. (ACRX) a.k.a (ACIRX) an Atlanta based company was born in 2004. The ACRX discount prescription card program was created and over 25 million discount prescription cards were donated to over 18k organizations across the country to be distributed to those in need of prescription assistance free of charge since 2004.

The ACRX cards will offer discounts of name brand drugs of up to 40% off and up to 60% off of generic drugs. They also possess no eligibility requirements, no forms to fill out, or expiration date as well .One card will take care of a whole family. Also note that the ACRX cards will come to your organization already pre-activated .The cards are good at over 50k stores from Walgreen, Wal mart, Eckerd”s, Kmart, Kroger, Publix, and many more. Any one can use these cards but ACRX is focusing on those who are uninsured, underinsured, or on Medicare. The ACRX cards are now in Spanish as well.

American Consultants Rx made arrangements online for the ACRX card to be available at http://www.acrxcards.com where it can also be downloaded. This arrangement has been made to allow organizations an avenue to continue assisting their clients in the community until they receive their orders of the ACRX cards. ACRX made it possible for cards to be requested from online for individuals and organizations free of charge. Request for the ACRX cards can also be made by mailing a request to : ACRX, P.O.Box 161336,Atlanta,GA 30321, faxing a written request to 404-305-9539,or calling the office at 404-767-1072. Please include name (if organization please include organization and contact name),mailing address,designate Spanish or English,amount of cards requested,and telephone number.

American Consultants Rx is working diligently to assist as many people and organizations as possible. It should be noted that while many other organizations and companies place a cost on their money saving cards, American Consultants Rx does not believe a cost should be applied, just to assist our fellow Americans. American Consultants Rx states that it will continue to strive to assist those in need.

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Better Ergonomics at the Office: What Products Have You Tried and Loved?

better ergonomics at the officeWe’ve talked before about ergonomics at work — as well as ergonomics for petites — but it’s been a while, so let’s discuss today, ladies! Have you tried to have better ergonomics at the office? What have you bought; what products did you like/not get annoyed by, and what actually made you feel better/good? (Plus, do tell: what did you get reimbursed?) What resources were the most helpful for you in your hunt? 

For my $ .02: I feel like I am forever buying, trying, and discarding various things to try to make my office better ergonomically. I’m typing this very post on a new split keyboard (recommended by Wirecutter as one of their top choices), and trying to relearn how to type because the numbers along the top are split (1-5 are on one keyboard, 6-0 on another), and other keyboard features that I use frequently are in a different place than my old keyboard. Over the years, I’ve bought a huge number of those lower back pillows designed to improve your posture — and about every ten years I seem to need to try a kneeling desk chair one more time. (I bought one last year and think I’m set for this decade… nope, still don’t like them.) Ergonomic products I have bought and liked:


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  • monitor risers (I have double monitors so I have one for each; I like them!)
  • this is the split keyboard I bought a few weeks ago — I like the mechanical keys (very clicky clacky) and the squishy wrist rest, but we’ll see if I can get past the weird Ctrl button and lack of a number pad. If you’re out and about frequently, I still like my Bluetooth keyboard also so I can avoid trying to type long things on my phone (a friend was just telling me she was diagnosed with “texting thumb,” which might also explain hand pain I’ve had for a while now…)
  • I got this $ 30 lumbar pillow during my second pregnancy and must say I like it much more than all the other desk chair pillows/posture adjusters that I’ve had over the years (check out our recentish post on how to improve your posture, as well – lots of great suggestions from readers in the comments)
  • I feel guilty saying it’s an “ergonomic” pick but it was recommended by Wirecutter as their “budget” pick — I have the Ikea Markus chair for my main desk chair. It’s ugly as sin but for $ 200 I’ll take it.
  • Over the years I’ve also had apps installed on my computer to reduce eye strain, including one years ago that reminded me to blink regularly (I can’t find it now, but here’s a more recent article from Lifehack with free apps to help you with eye strain)
  • I don’t regularly have problems with carpal tunnel syndrome, but during my first pregnancy I did for some reason — I remember loving the arm brace from my local drugstore and thinking it really helped the pain (I slept in it, I think, instead of using it during the day)…
  • I need to get a nice big crate or banker’s box to put under my desk — I’ve tried and discarded a few nicer “stands” and stools over the years and just like the basic banker’s box!

How about you, readers? What products have you tried seeking better ergonomics at the office? What are your biggest complaints (wrist? neck? back? eyes? other?)

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LOS ANGELES, (Variety.com) – Disney-Marvel’s “Black Panther” is dominating the box office with an astounding $ 108 million at 4,020 North American locations — the second-highest second weekend ever behind “Star Wars: The Force Awakens.”


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NEW YORK (AP) — With a massive $ 40.2 million in ticket sales Monday, “Black Panther” has set another box-office record: biggest Monday ever.

The Walt Disney Co. again raised its box-office estimates for the Marvel sensation on Tuesday. The film’s updated Monday performance — $ 7 million higher than Disney earlier forecast — narrowly topped the previous record, set by “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” in 2015 with $ 40.1 million.

The higher Monday figure gives “Black Panther” the second biggest four-day weekend, behind only the $ 288.1 million of “The Force Awakens.” With $ 242 million over the Presidents’ Day weekend, “Black Panther” moves ahead of December’s “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” in the ranks of four-day starts.

Ryan Coogler’s film, starring Chadwick Boseman, is the first big-budget tent pole release featuring a nearly all-black cast. The movie’s three-day gross of $ 201.8 million ranks fifth highest of all time, not accounting for inflation.

Internationally, “Black Panther,” which cost $ 200 million to make, is also outperforming earlier estimates. It has made $ 184.6 million overseas thus far, giving it a worldwide total of $ 426.6 million.

The top 20 movies at U.S. and Canadian theaters Friday through Monday, followed by distribution studio, gross, number of theater locations, average receipts per location, total gross and number of weeks in release, as compiled Monday by comScore:

1. “Black Panther,” Disney, $ 242,155,680, 4,020 locations, $ 60,238 average, $ 242,155,680, 1 Week.

2. “Peter Rabbit,” Sony, $ 23,382,931, 3,725 locations, $ 6,277 average, $ 54,355,473, 2 Weeks.

3. “Fifty Shades Freed,” Universal, $ 19,439,120, 3,768 locations, $ 5,159 average, $ 78,630,575, 2 Weeks.

4. “Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle,” Sony, $ 10,014,906, 2,800 locations, $ 3,577 average, $ 379,693,471, 9 Weeks.

5. “The 15:17 To Paris,” Warner Bros., $ 8,923,106, 3,042 locations, $ 2,933 average, $ 26,670,823, 2 Weeks.

6. “The Greatest Showman,” 20th Century Fox, $ 6,527,597, 1,936 locations, $ 3,372 average, $ 155,905,953, 9 Weeks.

7. “Early Man,” Lionsgate, $ 4,260,148, 2,494 locations, $ 1,708 average, $ 4,260,148, 1 Week.

8. “Maze Runner: The Death Cure,” 20th Century Fox, $ 3,243,854, 1,892 locations, $ 1,715 average, $ 54,723,980, 4 Weeks.

9. “Winchester,” Lionsgate, $ 2,619,156, 1,479 locations, $ 1,771 average, $ 22,249,335, 3 Weeks.

10. “The Post,” 20th Century Fox, $ 2,437,992, 1,050 locations, $ 2,322 average, $ 77,047,364, 9 Weeks.

11. “Samson,” Pure Flix, $ 2,255,864, 1,249 locations, $ 1,806 average, $ 2,255,864, 1 Week.

12. “The Shape Of Water,” Fox Searchlight, $ 2,055,052, 957 locations, $ 2,147 average, $ 53,633,766, 12 Weeks.

13. “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing Missouri,” Fox Searchlight, $ 1,895,019, 780 locations, $ 2,430 average, $ 48,364,525, 15 Weeks.

14. “Darkest Hour,” Focus Features, $ 1,153,160, 602 locations, $ 1,916 average, $ 53,394,852, 13 Weeks.

15. “I, Tonya,” Neon Rated, $ 1,120,319, 502 locations, $ 2,232 average, $ 27,224,441, 11 Weeks.

16. “Den Of Thieves,” STX Entertainment, $ 1,116,790, 730 locations, $ 1,530 average, $ 43,618,720, 5 Weeks.

17. “12 Strong,” Warner Bros., $ 1,108,467, 815 locations, $ 1,360 average, $ 44,256,673, 5 Weeks.

18. “Hostiles,” Entertainment Studios Motion Pictures, $ 1,004,135, 767 locations, $ 1,309 average, $ 28,480,960, 9 Weeks.

19. “Coco,” Disney, $ 908,454, 385 locations, $ 2,360 average, $ 207,389,121, 13 Weeks.

20. “Phantom Thread,” Focus Features, $ 891,565, 355 locations, $ 2,511 average, $ 17,888,189, 8 Weeks.

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It’s been ages since we talked about healthy snacks for the office — let’s hear about your favorite snack ideas for work, ladies! During my legal eagle days I spent so much time at the office that snacking was par for the course — I used to keep a banker’s box on my window filled with random snacks (mostly 100-calorie pouches and things like Fruit Gushers). I also splurged on a teeny fridge so I could keep cold water, a Diet Coke, a string cheese or two, and possibly sandwich fixings or yogurt nearby. I tried to avoid the office fridge where possible (things tended to… disappear in there…) but I kept a few things in the freezer on our floor, also. (My office weirdly kept the microwave on another floor entirely so I didn’t keep as much in there as I might have otherwise!) These are some of the best snacks I’d recommend you look into keeping at the office, both to keep your energy up for long-haul days, as well as to keep you from wandering to the local Starbucks (bad for your budget and your waistline)… I’ve never been much for packing a lunch daily, but I would bring several things in at the beginning of each week (yogurt, sliced cheese to add to bagels, etc). How about you, ladies — what are your favorite snacks to bring to work? What do you pack each day, each week — and what do you keep at the office? Do you pack a lunch regularly, or try to cut costs by bringing the “expensive” part of a lunch (e.g., meat, cheese, a more exotic ingredient like artichoke hearts, etc. to add to an affordable plain salad or bagel)? 

Shelf-Stable Snack Ideas for Work

Even if you have access to a fridge, sometimes it’s easiest just to keep a few things in your desk drawer.

  • Peanut butter or powdered peanut butter like PB2 – I’m a fan of the powdered peanut butter for portion/calorie reasons (I add it to greek yogurt, oatmeal, and sometimes just mix it with water to eat with apples) but it’s hard to beat a jar of peanut butter and some crackers in your office for an “I have no time to go get lunch today!” lunch.
  • Yogurt or applesauce pouches like GoGo Squeez – (sure, your toddler loves them, but they’re also a relatively healthy choice for you too — and they’re shelf stable!)
  • Premier Protein or other muscle drinks — these can fill you up for those days where you really “can’t leave your desk” but need to drink something — I like to add a splash to coffee or tea for a teensy midday snack, but once opened do note that you have to refrigerate. Some people on Weight Watchers LOVE to take Premier Protein and add an entire container to a shot or two of espresso for a DIY Frappuccino.
  • Oatmeal – oatmeal packets are the easiest, but I have a friend who keeps a cup of old-fashioned oats in a baggie in her purse and just asks for hot water when she needs a quick snack. I like to add powdered peanut butter to plain oatmeal, maybe with a splash of Premier Protein… you can also add dried or freeze-dried fruit,
  • Jerky – an important note, though: once you open a jerky packet it has to be refrigerated. (This was recent news to me and I’ve been eating jerky as a main snack for a thousand years!) For portion control/no refrigeration requirements I’m a fan of the Pacific Gold packets of beef jerky.
  • Fruit – All uncut fruit is shelf stable in that you don’t HAVE to refrigerate it, and I’m a big fan of grabbing an apple or banana for a quick snack. Both are great to mix into oatmeal, or to eat with a bit of peanut butter. You can also keep prepackaged fruit cups (I just saw some with chia added…)
  • Protein Bars – I just saw that Labdoor proclaimed Quest bars to be the best in terms of nutrition and price; I’ve also been a fan of RX Bars, Good Greens, Luna, KIND bars, and Oh Yeah bars.
  • Tuna or other canned/pouched seafood – They make a lot of flavored tuna pouches now, but I’m a big fan of mixing tuna with wing sauce (also shelf stable) — it’s weird but it’s so good! You can add these to salads or sandwiches, or eat by themselves. A tip: be verrrrry careful if you’re opening a can; you don’t want it to spill on you or (gasp) the office carpet near your desk. Also be wise in finding a place to dispose of the can or pouch.
  • I wouldn’t call them healthy, but there are obviously a ton of portion-controlled snacks to consider, like my 100-calorie pouches, Fruit Gushers, or more. If you prefer to make your own portion-controlled snacks or otherwise want reusable lunch containers, we’ve discussed this a bit at the moms’ site — these snack bags are great for dry snacks, as are these Bento boxes (I tend to fill them with popcorn for my son at school).

Snacks To Keep in the Office Fridge

Whether you’ve got a mini fridge at your desk or you just make good use of the office fridge, there are a lot more snack ideas for work once you can refrigerate. A lot of these can also be brought in with an ice pack for lunch — but then you have to generally eat them that day.

  • Yogurt – I eat a lot of yogurt, what can I say?
  • Cottage cheese
  • Cheese Slices, String Cheese, Babybel Cheese – years ago when I just started and was on a crazy budget, I used to buy a bagel at the deli for $ .50 and add my own cheese or meat from home to make a really cheap sandwich.
  • Hummus (I’ve even seen hummus in single portion containers)…
  • Overnight oats
  • Turkey pepperoni, rotisserie chicken, or other meats — add to salads, eat plain
  • hardboiled eggs (but watch out for the smell factor if you store them in a public fridge)
  • egg frittatas/egg muffins you make at home – I love eggs but just can’t get into these, but if you can they’re great.
  • Salad fixings – If you feel comfortable leaving things in the office fridge for multiple days, this is a great way to save on salads and sandwiches for lunch — you can keep artichoke hearts, olives/pickles/pepperoncini/jalapeños, shredded cheese, salad dressings, and more.

Great Snacks for the Office Freezer

If you have access to a microwave or toaster oven your world opens up substantially — keep bags of broccoli or green beans to bulk up frozen meals, keep frozen meals, bring canned foods that are better heated (green beans, soup, beans). If you DON’T have

  • Vitatops – If you like a carby snack, these are great — portion controlled and full of fiber. (You can also make your own!) They’re frozen, but if you don’t want to use a microwave you can just get some hot tea and put the Vitatop on top to defrost.
  • Frozen fruit, like grapes or bananas – I’m a big fan of freezing bananas once they get too ripe. You can freeze them whole if you’re going to be using them for baking, but for office purposes I’d break it into pieces before freezing. These are great to add to oatmeal for a nice hit of sweetness. Frozen grapes make a great snack by themselves, particularly in summer months.
  • This can be a bit messy, but you can also make smoothies at home, freeze them into ice cube trays, and then bring them in to keep in the office freezer, too…

How about you guys — what are your best snack ideas for work?

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Even after players retire from the league, the NBA stays connected with many to help them transition into life after basketball. Two years ago, they created the Basketball Associates Program, a formal training experience that prepares athletes for opportunities in management positions. Last year, three players from both the NBA and the WNBA successfully completed the program and are now working at different teams and parts of the business.

One of the former WNBA players is Stacey Lovelace, who before coming to the program was coaching at a Division I college in Michigan. She heard about the initiative through Renee Brown, former vice president of the WNBA, and now a player development specialist with the NBA’s G-League.

In the Fall of 2017, four players began their assignment at the league offices, where they are continuing to be immersed in the programs’ pillars of focus: Business Acumen, Front Office Competencies, and League Operations. One of the current associates is Lindsey Harding, the No. 1 overall selection for the 2007 NBA Draft and former WNBA All-Star, who recently retired from the WNBA after 10 years.

Black Enterprise contributor Mia Hall had the opportunity to speak with Lovelace and Harding, about their experiences managing the business side of the sport.

 

Hall: What type of impact did the Basketball Associates Program have on you as a former professional athlete?

Stacey Lovelace: It opens up a new network for you as a former player, but also it’s an opportunity for you to grow from a business standpoint and evaluate your talent and skills in a different way that is more specific to athletes from this generation.

 

We did everything from LinkedIn training to going deeper into the Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA). Because the program is yearlong and is run by a former player, it touches on many things we need in order for us to improve our value to a business or in whatever we choose to go into following our playing careers.

 

What is the biggest lesson you learned or takeaway you received from being in the program?

 

Lindsey Harding: I think that transitioning is the hardest thing that you can do, from being an athlete and as people say ‘going into the real world.’ I’ve been playing since I was 12 so that was what my mindset was on. This program so far is teaching me to take all the lessons, my experience and everything I’ve learned from over 20 years of playing the game and being able to translate it to the work world now.

 

It’s amazing that so much does translate and that’s something, personally, that I’m working on every day in regards to teamwork, leadership, and communications. We’re also going through the CBA and different departments and seeing how it all works, things you never get to do when you play. I’m learning a lot but this is what stands out.

 

Lovelace: I learned what my passion is. After you retire from basketball, every person has a different transition and mines wasn’t the easiest. It was just a lot of trying to figure it out and it was frustrating because I knew I could do certain things and had certain skills that I didn’t necessarily have on my résumé because I haven’t done it professionally.

 

Being in the program helped me learned that my passion is helping people and telling my story. I enjoy being that connection for people to be able to say ‘look I need help’ and I’ll have an answer for them or at least be able to point them in the right direction.

 

What surprised you the most about the business side of basketball that you want to learn more about?

 

Harding: The CBA and the salary cap. I understand that a lot of lawyers come here and they take years to master it, but I want to get a really good understanding of it. I also know that I miss being part of a team and that in the future I want to work with a front office. Having this background of learning the salary cap is really gonna help me to get there.

 

What’s next for you?

 

Lovelace: I’m extremely excited about where I am right now. There’s so much room to grow in the G-League player development because the league is growing yearly and my responsibilities will continue to grow as I’m in it.

Right now, I just really want to focus on what I’m doing and impact these players lives as much as I can, helping them in every aspect of their career.

 

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Jumanji Tops Insidious and Star Wars at Box Office

(Los Angeles) — Sony’s “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle” handily won the first box office weekend of 2018 over the launch of “Insidious: The Last Key” and “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” with $ 36 million at 3,801 North American locations.

The fourth installment of the “Insidious” horror franchise scared up a surprisingly strong $ 29.3 million at 3,116 sites for Universal. Disney-Lucasfilm’s “The Last Jedi” followed in third with a 55% decline to $ 23.6 million at 4,232 venues for a 24-day total of $ 572.5 million — the sixth-largest of all-time.

Fox’s third weekend of “The Greatest Showman” held nicely in fourth, declining only 12% to $ 13.6 million at 3,342 theaters for a 19-day total of about $ 77 million. It was followed in fifth by Universal’s third session of “Pitch Perfect 3” with $ 10.2 million at 3,458 sites, lifting its 17-day take to a solid $ 86 million.

Fox’s fourth weekend of animated comedy “Ferdinand” finished sixth with $ 7.7 million at 3,156 venues, followed by Jessica Chastain’s “Molly’s Game” from STXfilms, which brought in $ 7 million after expanding to 1,608 sites from 271. Chastain received a Golden Globe nomination for best actress in a drama for her work in the film — whether or not she wins will be determined Sunday. The film also received a Producers Guild Award nomination on Friday for best film, a day after Aaron Sorkin’s script received a Writers Guild nom for adapted screenplay.

The “Jumanji” sequel has taken in $ 244.4 million in its first 19 days domestically. It’s the first weekend box office win for “Jumanji” — which has gone past “Justice League” as the ninth-largest domestic grosser among 2017 titles. “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle” is also topping the $ 500 million mark worldwide.

Dwayne Johnson, Kevin Hart, Jack Black, and Karen Gillan star in “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle,” a sequel to Robin Williams’ original, which was a 1995 hit with $ 262 million worldwide. “Welcome to the Jungle” follows four high schoolers in detention who wind up as video game characters facing an array of challenges.

“Insidious: The Last Key” came in far above expectations, which had been in the $ 16 million to $ 19 million range. It’s the latest horror title from Blumhouse Productions, which delivered low-cost horror hits last year for Universal with “Split,” “Get Out,” and “Happy Death Day.” The franchise dates back to 2010 with “Insidious,” followed by “Insidious: Chapter 2” in 2013 and “Insidious: Chapter 3” in 2015 — which have grossed a collective $ 357 million worldwide.

Lin Shaye, who has starred in all three films, returns in “Insidious: The Last Key” as a parapsychologist whose haunted childhood comes to threaten her family and home in a follow-up to the events in “Insidious: Chapter 3.” It’s produced by “Insidious” regulars Jason Blum, Oren Peli, and co-creator James Wan and by Sony Pictures (through Stage 6 Films) with Blumhouse. Universal is the U.S. theatrical distributor with Sony releasing in the rest of the world.

Overall domestic business was up 18.1% to $ 165 million, according to comScore — a welcome sign after 2017 saw a 2.3% decline in total grosses.

“2018 is off to a rollicking start with ‘Jumanji’s’ unexpected strength boosting the overall marketplace nearly 20% ahead of the comparable weekend a year ago as the box office new year gives the industry cause to celebrate with an incredibly diverse lineup of titles driving patrons to theaters and a red hot awards season in full swing,” noted Paul Dergarabedian, senior media analyst with comScore. “Two years ago was not even as strong with a ‘Force Awakens’ driven marketplace ringing up sales of $ 159.1 million for the same weekend in 2016.”


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France confirmed its status as Europe’s biggest nation of moviegoers in 2017 with 209.2 million admissions, the third biggest score in the last 50 years, according to the National Film Board (CNC). In both euro and dollar terms, France’s 2017 box office was also the third-biggest in modern times with an estimated $ 1.64 billion (1.36 […]

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Disney-Lucasfilm’s “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” is nearing the $ 400 million mark Monday at the domestic box office in a dominant performance during the Christmas holiday. “The Last Jedi” took in an estimated $ 32 million Monday on Christmas Day at 4,232 North American sites. That’s the second highest total ever on the day, trailing only […]

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What Are Your Favorite Office Supplies?

favorite office suppliesWe haven’t talked about this in ages, so I thought we’d have a fun little poll today about your favorite office supplies! Which pen do you swear by? What notebook do you buy again and again? What planner are you prepping for 2018? And, on the techy side, what calendar app do you let run your life? What to do list app are you using? Is there any other office “thing” you just can’t do without? Here’s a handy template for your responses…

  • pen –
  • notebook/notepad –
  • planner –
  • calendar app/program –
  • to do list app/program –
  • other office “thing” you can’t do without –

We’ve talked about favorite pens, the best notebooks, and how to find the best planner for you before, but it’s been a while. For my own $ .02, here are my answers:


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  • penPilot G2 blue
  • notebook/notepadComposition notebooks (with a leather cover I got ages ago)
  • planner – searching (although I bought The Happy Planner for 2018 because I found one for $ 10 and it was pretty and blue)
  • calendar app/program – searching
  • to do list app/program – Just bought Things and LOVE IT, particularly for big picture projects, but it’s early days (and I wish I could edit it on PC). I still like RTM for smaller projects. (I’ve also tried Asana, Trello, Todoist… so far really love Things far more than those.)
  • other office “thing” you can’t do without – I have strong opinions on the best eraser, but no strong opinions elsewhere…

Over to you, readers — what are your favorite office supplies (and office-supply-like apps)? What are you stocking your office with for 2018? (Are you getting them as stocking stuffers for anyone you know?)

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Mayor of Georgia Town Reportedly Denied Keys to His Office

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Camilla, Georgia Mayor Rufus Davis has held office since last January. But nearly two years into his mayoral term, Davis claims he’s been denied the keys to his own office.

CBS Atlanta reports Camilla City Council voted not to grant Davis access to City Hall which houses his office.

On Monday, Davis announced that he and newly elected city councilwoman Veterra Pollard, will protest the discriminatory policies that pervade their town by sitting out of city council meetings until change is made.

“There is severe segregation in my city that has persisted for decades,” the former Wall Street executive told “Real Talk” radio show host Rashad Richey.

Davis tells the radio host that there are no Black police officers although Black people constitute 70 percent of the town’s population, nearly all Black people who apply to work at City Hall are never hired and schools are almost fully segregated.

Camilla’s 27th mayor also claims the town’s cemetery is even segregated with a fence separating burial spots for Whites from those of Blacks.

“Although it’s not a written policy, it’s something that is practice,” Davis said of the Oakview Cemetery.

But city Manager Adam Bennett said Davis’ claim is not true.

“Whoever they are, if they come in here, we’re not going to discriminate based on race,” he said. “To my knowledge, we’ve never had anybody come, an African American or another non-white, come in and buy a burial lot in our cemetery.”

But Davis is sticking to his guns and says he won’t attend any upcoming city council meetings until changes are made at Oakview.

“Before we will sit in a meeting, we want the cemetery to be desegregated for starters,” Davis said.

You can listen to the mayor’s interview with “Real Talk” here.

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‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ opens with galactic $450 million box office

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” burst into theaters with a staggering $ 450 million in global ticket sales in its opening weekend, confirming that the celebrated space adventure franchise remained a powerful force at the box office.


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Today is the day: Star Wars: The Last Jedi is now in theaters and racking up money, positive reviews and lots of piping hot takes. There's also some non-spoilery news items to share with you while you wait in line for your first or fifth viewing of the new movie. 

 

The Last Jedi has already grossed $ 45 million

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Seven of the Absolute Best Places to Get Cute Office Decor

Where are the best places to get cute office decor, ladies? Whether you’ve got a small Secret Santa gift to buy for a coworker, you’re on the hunt for stocking stuffers for a loved one, or you’re thinking of sprucing up your own office (perhaps during the quiet office around the holidays), now is a great time to take a look at all the practical but cute office decor out right now — so we rounded some of it up for you!

Psst: We’ve previously discussed when to use cute office supplies, affordable and easy office decor ideas, and how to repurpose office supplies in MacGuyver-like ways.

Here are seven of our favorite places to get cute office decor — which are yours?

 

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One of the Best Places to Get Cute Office Decor: Target (#1 of #7)

 

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You might luck out when it comes to office supplies in the Target dollar aisle when you’re already there for other things, but if you want to spend a little more or prefer to online shop, Target has enlisted Nate Berkus for gold, black, and marble accented items, including staplers, sticky-note holders, and mini ceramic plates to keep all the little things that need a home. The Threshold and West Emory lines offer items with a similar aesthetic.

Staples

One of the Best Places to Get Cute Office Decor: Staples (#2 of #7)

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The go-to office supplies store carries at least five fashion collabs: the turquoise and gold accents of Dwell Studios; the rainbow-hued patterns of Erin Condren; classic looks in light blue and persimmon of the Martha Stewart collection; dreamy floral patterns of Cynthia Rowley; and the 15 different solid color and metallic options of Poppin.

Kikkerland

One of the Best Places to Get Cute Office Decor: Kikkerland (#3 of #7)

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For something quirky, the design studio that combines “form, function, and delight in equal parts” has various office decor options including stylish bookends, a concrete planter and pen holder, and this bear-shaped letter organizer.

Nordstrom

One of the Best Places to Get Cute Office Decor: Nordstrom (#4 of #7)

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In addition to offerings that feature artworks from the MoMA Design Store, Nordstrom offers desk accessories and stationery options that include the rose gold accented tools by Ted Baker London, black and gold (and floral and pink) supplies by Kate Spade New York, and inspirational magnets and paperweights by Ben’s Garden.

Ikea

One of the Best Places to Get Cute Office Decor: Ikea (#5 of #7)

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Whether you are in the market for furniture for a home office, or just looking for a couple accent pieces, the Swedish superstore has attractive options to help you when it comes to lighting, getting organized, and even coffee and tea accessories for you or your officemates.

Anthropologie

One of the Best Places to Get Cute Office Decor: Anthropologie (#6 of #7)

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Pretty pastels and bold metallics define Anthropologie’s selection of office supplies and stationery, including calendars and planners, as well as frames and wall art and other room decor.

Urban Outfitters

One of the Best Places to Get Cute Office Decor: Urban Outfitters (#7 of #7)

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Beyond apartment decor, Urban Outfitters provides an array of exclusive options for stationery and desk supplies. calendars, laptop skins, and other storage and accessories will add a little pop of personality to your work area.

While this is just a sampling of what’s out there, we’re curious: where do you think are the best places to get cute office supplies? Do you ever buy them as gifts for friends and colleagues? Have you ever received a cute office accessory as a gift that you truly appreciated? Also, do you have an office environment where you prefer to buy your own supplies or do you just rely on the supply closet or office manager’s regular supply orders? 

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Where are the best places to get cute office decor? We went on a hunt and rounded up 7 of our our very favorite stores selling functional but FUN office supplies like tape dispensers, bookends, card cases, pencil holders, and more. Great to liven up even a stodgy, conservative office!

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ATLANTA (AP) Alex Anthopoulos began assembling his team in the Atlanta Braves’ front office Monday, hiring Andrew Tinnish as vice president of amateur and international scouting and promoting Perry Minasian to replace recently hired Adam Fisher as assistant general manager.

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Say What Now? Anti-LGBT Lawmaker Resigns After Getting Caught Having Sex with a Man in His Office

Wes Goodman, the Republican state legislator for Ohio, who is married to a woman that happens to be the assistant director of an annual anti-abortion rally known as March for Life, has resigned after being caught having sex with a man in his office.

Wes is locally known for his deep Christian faith and anti-LGBT viewpoints.

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The right-wing legislator, who pushed “family values”, was reportedly witnessed having sex with a man inside his office who was not employed by the legislator.

According to the Columbus Dispatch, the observer told Ohio House Chief of Staff Mike Dittoe what had happened on Tuesday afternoon. Mr Dittoe responded by telling House Speaker Republican Cliff Rosenberger who in turn met with Mr Goodman.

The 33-year-old, who has been branded the “conscience of the conservative movement”, resigned for “inappropriate conduct” shortly after the meeting took place.

Mr Goodman, whose Twitter biography describes him as “Christian. American. Conservative. Republican. Husband to @Beth1027”, has regularly claimed “natural marriage” occurs between a man and a woman. 

“Healthy, vibrant, thriving, values-driven families are the source of Ohio’s proud history and the key to Ohio’s future greatness,” reads his campaign website which has now been taken offline.

“The ideals of a loving father and mother, a committed natural marriage, and a caring community are well worth pursuing and protecting.”

Mr Goodman was elected to represent the 87th District, in north-central Ohio, just last year. Prior to that, he worked as an aide to US Representative Jim Jordan, a highly conservative, anti-LGBT Republican. 

The Human Rights Campaign, the largest LGBT advocacy group in the US, named Mr Jordan in their Hall of Shame in 2014 for attempting to block marriage equality in the District of Columbia.

Mr Goodman, whose Twitter is now private and whose Facebook page has been taken offline, expressed his commitment to so-called family values in a statement back in 2013. “Faith, family, service, stewardship, strong education, and investment in our local communities are what Ohioans value. My wife Bethany and I value those same things and are ready to get to work to serve you,” he said.

The lawmaker acknowledged he was stepping down in a statement. “We all bring our own struggles and our own trials into public life,” he said. 

“That has been true for me, and I sincerely regret that my actions and choices have kept me from serving my constituents and our state in a way that reflects the best ideals of public service,” he continued. “For those whom I have let down, I’m sorry. As I move onto the next chapter of my life, I sincerely ask for privacy for myself, my family, and my friends.”

“I was alerted to details yesterday afternoon regarding his involvement in inappropriate behaviour related to his state office,” Mr Rosenberger said in a statement. “I met with him later in the day where he acknowledged and confirmed the allegations. It became clear that his resignation was the most appropriate course of action for him, his family, the constituents of the 87th House District and this institution.”

When we first saw this headline we were hoping said lawmaker was Mike Pence — but unfortunately it wasn’t. Not this time.

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5 Brands Offering Stylish Vegan Shoes for the Office

stylish vegan shoes for the office“Stylish” might not be the first thing that comes to mind when you think of vegan footwear, but in 2017, it’s definitely possible to find stylish vegan shoes for the office — in all sorts of styles, from pumps to boots to flats.

Reader L recently asked:

Are there any non-leather, stylish and well-wearing shoes out there? I’m a vegetarian and don’t buy leather, but all the man-made or vegan shoes I buy either don’t wear well (usually not longer than a season) or look like pilgrim shoes. I know there are great companies like Matt & Nat who make amazing bags, but I haven’t been able to find a well-made, vegan pump!

In our last post rounding up brands for the stylish vegan professional, we featured several vegan shoe brands, including Olsenhaus, Matt & Nat, Nicora, and Beyond Skin (along with a few vegan clothing and handbag brands), but to answer Reader L’s question today, we’re expanding on that a bit by featuring several more brands recommended by readers (and by several vegan/vegetarian friends) that are great bets for stylish vegan dress shoes. (We last did a roundup of vegan, non-leather shoes for the professional woman in 2010!) The shoes we’re featuring today are affordable, too — plenty are under $ 100. (By the way, for weekend vegan shoes: Birkenstock recently introduced a vegan collection, some of it for sale at Zappos.) Which are your favorite stylish vegan shoes for the office? What are the brands that you’ve found to wear well and really last? 

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Clockwise from top left: Ballerina Flats, $ 99 / Victoria, $ 59.99 (sale) / Nira, $ 79.99 (sale)

In addition to the brands below, also worth a mention is MooShoes, which has a huge selection of cruelty-free shoes, bags, etc., both online and at their stores in NYC (Lower East Side) and LA (Silver Lake); the brands they carry include Olsenhaus, Matt & Nat, Nicora, Novacas, Bhava, Ahimsa, Melissa, and Bourgeois Boheme.

Here are 5 brands offering stylish vegan shoes for the office:

The Flat, emerald, $ 125 / The Flat, Captoe Black, $ 125 / The Point, cobalt solid, $ 145

Rothys

We’ve featured Rothys a couple of times, most recently The Point, which is one of their two styles — the other is The Flat. Rothys details their mission on their website: to create a shoe “with the ease of a sneaker but with the polish of a feminine flat … with low-waste, low-impact materials, hand-assembled for high quality and durability.” The shoes are lightweight, made from recycled materials (as well as recyclable), machine washable (!), and moisture-wicking, and the knit they’re made from is “blister-free.” The Point ($ 145) and The Flat ($ 125) are available in sizes 5–12, and the site offers free shipping and free returns.

 

 

Levi, $ 79 / Nira, $ 79.99 (sale) / Victoria, $ 59.99 (sale)

Neuaura 

Neuaura, founded in 2007 by a lifelong vegetarian, makes animal-free, eco-friendly boots, flats, heels, and wedges. A portion of the proceeds from one of its factories (a sustainable operation in Southern Brazil that’s run with hydroelectric power) is donated to environmental charities, and on average, 68% of the factory’s waste is reused. Neuaura offers free shipping on all U.S. orders.

 

 

Wide Low Booties, $ 95 / Smart Courts, $ 101 / Ballerina Flats, $ 99

Will’s Vegan Shoes

Based in London and founded in 2013, Will’s Vegan Shoes & Accessories Co. sells vegan and ethically made shoes, both for women and men. On their site you’ll find flats, sandals, boots, pumps, and more, in regular, narrow, and wide widths. Sizes available are 5–11. Bonus: They offer free shipping and 365-day returns on all U.S. orders. They also make accessories — belts, wallets, briefcases, satchels, totes, and more.

 

 

Carrie, $ 195 / Tilda, $ 138 (sale) / Ana, $ 310

Bourgeois Boheme

Also based in London is Bourgeois Boheme, a vegan shoe company founded in 2005. It has a slow fashion philosophy and offers flats, heels, boots, and sandals, including some office-friendly styles, that are eco-friendly and made by “hand-picked artisans” in Portugal. The company also makes shoes for men. Bourgeois Boheme avoids using PVC, which is commonly found in vegan shoes, because of its harmful chemicals and negative environmental impact, instead using a cotton-backed microfiber polyurethane called Mycro©, plant-based polymers, and other, safer materials.

 

 

Peterson, $ 55 (sale) / Brava Encore, $ 59 / Parker, $ 69

Jambu & Co.

Founded in 2010, Jambu & Co. makes three brands, Jambu (“premium looks”), JBU (“trendy”), and JSport “sporty, casual”). As you can tell from the names, not everything made by the company is appropriate for work — most of the shoes are best for a casual or possibly business casual office, or for casual Fridays — but they’re definitely worth checking out. The shoes’ features include a contoured memory foam footbed; waterproof, water-resistant, and “water ready” classifications; and a non-marking, partially recycled rubber outsole. Some, but not all, of their offerings are vegan, and the size range is 6–11. As for production, the website makes this claim: production (in China) is “closely supervised” and the operations have “strict standards that are monitored.”

Where do you look for stylish vegan shoes for the office? Did you know that you can search both Nordstrom and Zappos for vegan shoes? 

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George Clooney’s “Suburbicon” didn’t just struggle at the box office. It sank.
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The Hunt: Sleek Strappy Pumps for the Office

Sleek Strappy Pumps for the OfficeSure, we all know what wardrobe essentials for work professional women are supposed to have in their closets, but if you’re buying one for the first time or replacing one you’ve worn into the ground, it can be a pain to find exactly the right incarnation in stores. In “The Hunt,” we search the stores for a basic item that every woman should have.

When the weather starts to get brisk, I’m always on the hunt for great strappy pumps to wear with tights to work, whether they’re ankle strap, T-strap, Mary Jane, crisscross, or other styles with straps. (Particularly as someone with narrow heels but a wide forefoot, I swear by these for comfort and stability!) Strappy pumps like these are great for days where boots may feel too soon — and they can also be great as shoes that “live in your office” to change into if you do your commute in rainboots. This year, there are more heeled oxfords on the market than in previous years (like these nice ones from Isolá and Calvin Klein) — and of course wearing booties to the office is so trendy right now that we’ll do a separate roundup for booties (stay tuned!). We’ve included some of our favorite strappy office pumps this year — which are your favorites, ladies? In general, what shoes are your favorites to wear with tights to work — pumps, strappy pumps, booties, or something else? 

Psst: here are our favorite tights for work (just updated the post!).

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Curious about roundups from previous years? Here are our favorites from 201620152014, and 2012.

BP. strappy pumpThese $ 70 pumps are great if you’re looking for an affordable option — and they’re super trendy with the block heel. They’re also highly rated, and it looks like they sold out of the other colors they used to have — but these are still available in sizes 5.5-10.  Ankle Strap Block Heel Pump
OK: if you’re not a fan of the “envelope pumps” that are everywhere, you probably won’t like these either.  I’m not usually a fan of those pumps either — but something about these suede pumps strike me as cute rather than hideous. Or maybe they’re so hideous they’re cute? Hmmn. They’re available in eight colors over at Amazon, Macy’s, and Nordstrom, $ 79-$ 99. They come in four widths (N-WW), sizes 5-12.  Bella Vita Neve Pump
minimal strappy pumps to wear to workI like that these strappy pumps are a) affordable, b) low heels, and c) very minimal on the strap — I could see this being a very elegant line whether with tights or without. They’ve got lots of good reviews at Nordstrom, where they’re $ 109. Page Pointy Toe Pump
strappy pumps to wear with tights to workI swear that we’ve featured these before, but the only place I can find them was in our last roundup of nude-for-you heels (in addition to black they also come in a “darker than light beige but not brown” shade). LOVE the look of these shoes, from the crisscross details to the zipper up the back to the nice range of colors to the affordability ($ 139). I haven’t had good luck myself with Corso Como heels, but many (many) people swear by these $ 99 Corso Como heels for comfort. Pictured: ‘Colette’ Crisscross Pointy Toe Pump
Another ankle strap/block heel style for you: these lovely suede Stuart Weitzmans. At $ 425, they’re definitely an investment piece — but I love the architectural vibes to the flared block heel, the thickness of the ankle cuff, and the square toe. Nice. They’re available in several colors, sizes 4.5-11, at Nordstrom (in suede) and Saks (in leather). Clara Pump
scalloped trim strappy pumps for workI think it’s Chloe’s flats with the scalloped details that are suddenly everywhere — but I like the look of the scalloped trim here, too. Note that because these are patent leather, it means a) they’re going to be more waterproof, b) they’re going to add a nice element of texture and polish to your regular looks with black tights, c) they’re going to be easier to pair with navy tights (black patent is great with navy tights), and d) they may need a bit of upkeep to look their best, which shouldn’t be surprising to you if you’re the type of woman to spend $ 695 on heels. They’re at Saks, Nordstrom, and   LINK6

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Happy Death Day Scares Off Blade Runner at Weekend Box Office

(LOS ANGELES) — The box office might be struggling this year, but the horror genre is alive and well.

This weekend the “Groundhog Day”-like horror pic “Happy Death Day” scored a first-place finish, surpassing expectations and blowing the much costlier and star-driven “Blade Runner 2049” out of the water.

Studio estimates Sunday show “Happy Death Day” took in $ 26.5 million from 3,149 North American theaters. With a $ 5 million production price tag, “Happy Death Day” is already a hit.

With a PG-13 rating, the film scored big with younger audiences — 63 percent were under 25.

It’s the latest success story from Blumhouse Productions, which earlier this year released “Split” and “Get Out,” with the help of Universal Pictures, which distributed.

Jim Orr, executive vice president of domestic distribution for Universal, said “Happy Death Day” is an original film that’s reimaging the genre.

“It’s as much thriller as it is horror film. It’s scary, it’s funny, and it has an extraordinarily clever script that is very well executed,” Orr said. “Blumhouse owns this space no doubt about it, and they do this better than anybody consistently.”

The film also had the benefit of coming on the heels of the massive success of “It,” which has earned $ 314.9 million domestically to date. The “Happy Death Day” trailer played in front of “It” at theaters, which “exponentially increased” audience awareness, said comScore senior media analyst Paul Dergarabedian.

Horror continues to be one of the bright spots during a roller-coaster year at the box office.

“This is a horror gold rush at the theaters,” Dergarabedian said. “It’s been perhaps the most consistently positive story this year.”

One film that does not look destined for a happy ending is “Blade Runner 2049,” which fell 54 percent in its second weekend in theaters, adding $ 15.1 million to bring its domestic total to $ 60.6 million.

The film was a costly endeavor with a production price tag north of $ 150 million and was well-reviewed by critics. But it couldn’t manage to draw in significant audiences beyond the fans of the 1982 original, which was also a flop upon release.

Jackie Chan’s “The Foreigner” debuted in third place with $ 12.8 million from 2,515 screens, while “It” landed in fourth place in its sixth weekend in theaters.

The Kate Winslet and Idris Elba disaster pic “The Mountain Between Us” rounded out the top five with $ 5.7 million.

Other new releases landed outside the top 10. The Thurgood Marshall biopic “Marshall” took in a promising $ 3 million from 821 theaters.

“Marshall is off to a solid start,” said Open Road Films CEO Tom Ortenberg in a statement. “We expect Marshall to hold very well and run well into the fall.”

But the Wonder Woman creator biopic “Professor Marston and the Wonder Woman” failed to capitalize from the massive success of “Wonder Woman” earlier this year. The film earned only $ 737,000 from over 1,200 locations.

“Goodbye Christopher Robin,” about author A.A. Milne and the creation of the beloved children’s books and characters, also got off to a poor start with $ 56,000 from nine theaters.

“October is off to a slow start,” Dergarabedian said.

Estimated ticket sales for Friday through Sunday at U.S. and Canadian theaters, according to comScore. Where available, the latest international numbers for Friday through Sunday are also included. Final domestic figures will be released Monday.

1.”Happy Death Day,” $ 26.5 million ($ 5 million international).

2.”Blade Runner 2049,” $ 15.1 million ($ 29.3 million international).

3.”The Foreigner,” $ 12.8 million ($ 5.2 million international).

4.”It,” $ 6.1 million ($ 10.4 million international).

5.”The Mountain Between Us,” $ 5.7 million ($ 4.1 million international).

6.”American Made,” $ 5.4 million ($ 3.2 million international).

7.”Kingsman: The Golden Circle,” $ 5.3 million ($ 15.6 million international).

8.”The Lego Ninjago Movie,” $ 4.3 million ($ 9.5 million international).

9.”My Little Pony: The Movie,” $ 4 million ($ 4.9 million international).

10.”Victoria and Abdul,” $ 3.1 million ($ 1.9 million international).


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5 Things Every Woman Over 40 Should Have in Her Office

I just saw a ridiculous article on MSN entitled “20 things every man over 40 should have in his office” — and while there are some good suggestions, it seems the author wrote the article based on Gordon Gekko alone. (A bespoke couch? An amazing chess set? Really?) So I thought we could do a fun, equally ridiculous roundup of things we think every stereotypical, cartoony executive woman over 40 should have in HER office. Here are my top 5 things…

1. Attractive henchmen (or women) who all dress alike. Delegate, delegate, delegate!

2. A long cigarette holder.

3. A $ 1000+ winter coat (possibly fur), only worn as either a) a cape or b) so loosely belted that it’s falling off your shoulders.

4. A piece of art that features the executive as muse. Kinda like this.

5. A comfortable Herman Miller chair. Because, hello, ergonomics.

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In all seriousness, I think a real list like this would begin with “1. Whatever the heck she wants because she DGAF,” but that’s me. How about you, ladies? What is the top thing YOU would put in our cartoon executive’s office? And what’s the one thing you really think every woman over age 40 should have in her office?5 things every woman over 40 should have in her office

Psst: We’ve covered 10 things to keep in your office (for women of all ages), how to decorate your desk, and easy office decor ideas. I am truly sad to see that this super old post of ours has a dead link for a page that revealed the desks of Candace Bergen, Judith Martin (Miss Manners), Liz Smith, and other prominent women. I BELIEVE you can still see images of the desks here; here’s the Wayback machine link to the original post on the wowOwow site (which, yes, seemed antiquated even back in 2008 — it’s interesting to see it apparently morphed into the site PureWow.)

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